NEW YORK (Apr. 18)
Memorial services for the 6,000,000 Jews who fell victims to the Nazi holocaust were held in numerous Jewish communities in the United States and abroad yesterday, according to reports received by the Jewish Telegraphic Agency today from various parts of the world.
In London, thousands crowded a Drury Lane theater. Speakers included not only Jewish leaders but also prominent non-Jews. The principal speakers were Sir Edward Boyle, former British Minister of Education; Judge Neville J. Laski, representing the Association of Jewish Ex-Servicemen and Women; and Harry Landy, representing the Board of Deputies of British Jews.
Solemn services in commemoration of martyred European Jewry were conducted by every Jewish community in South Africa. In Johannesburg, several thousand persons participated in the Remembrance Day services conducted at the Communal Monument to the martyrs, at West Park Cemetery. Principal addresses were delivered by ghetto and concentration camp survivors.
Mass-meetings commemorating the memory of the heroes of the Warsaw Ghetto were also held in Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay and other countries in Latin America. In Mexico, former Jewish inmates of Nazi concentration camps and underground fighters of the Nazi forces, marked the Remembrance Day of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising by organizing themselves into an Association.