WASHINGTON (Sep. 20)
Milton A. Waldor, of Newark, N.J., whose election as new national commander of the Jewish War Veterans of the U.S.A. was announced today, made known that he will go to Moscow and seek reception “at the highest levels of Soviet officialdom” to discuss the Jewish situation in the USSR.
Mr. Waldor, a 40-year-old attorney, is a Jewish communal leader and decorated Air Force veteran of World War II. He also announced that the JWV, under his command, will accelerate its nationwide campaign against the John Birch Society and other extremist right-wing groups. Joseph Tanenbaum, of Bay side, N.Y., was elected national judge advocate of the JWV.
In commenting on his projected visit to Moscow, Mr. Waldor said an approach on a “Veteran-to-veteran basis” might prove useful. He said that, since both American and Soviet veterans of World War II took part in the struggle against Fascism, they could talk about current issues against “a background of mutual desire for peace and fair treatment of people of all races and religions.”