NEW YORK (Dec. 5)
More than 2,500 Jewish leaders from most of the 50 states will attend the 28th Annual National Conference of the United Jewish Appeal, meeting here this weekend at the New York Hilton Hotel, it was announced today by Max M. Fisher, UJA General Chairman.
The Conference will commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the Allied victory in Europe and the liberation of the survivors of Hitler’s concentration camps by honoring three great generals who led the armies of the United States, Great Britain and France to victory over the Nazi forces. The military leaders to be honored are former President Dwight David Eisenhower, General of the Army of the United States and Supreme Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Force, Great Britain’s Field Marshal, the Earl Alexander of Tunis, and General Pierre Koenig, Commander-in-Chief of the Free French Forces.
Lord Alexander and General Koenig are coming here for the occasion; General Eisenhower, who is convalescing, has asked General Lucius D. Clay, his old friend and wartime associate, to represent him. General Clay is the former Commander-in-Chief of the U. S. Armed Forces in Europe. Special gold medals, struck off by the United Jewish Appeal, will be presented to the Generals at the Conference’s Banquet Session, Dec, 11.