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Hias Commemorates Century of East European Jewish Immigration

The Council of Organizations of United Hias Service, commemorating a century of Eastern European Jewish mass settlement in the United States, presented awards today to Secretary of Labor Willard W. Wirtz and the Jewish Daily Forward. More than 1,000 delegates from fraternal, labor and religious organizations witnessed the ceremony at the Council’s 37th annual meeting held at the Statler-Hilton Hotel here.

In commending Mr. Wirtz, Murray Gurfein, United Hias president, said the Council of Organizations of United Hias “expressed its appreciation for your support and for the humanitarian interest of the Department of Labor in the work of United Hias Service.” The award to the Jewish Daily Forward was presented on its 70th anniversary “for its helpfulness over the years in interpreting the work of United Hias to the Jewish community, and for rallying community support for the agency’s program and activities.”