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Dr. Nahum Goldmann Pays Tribute to Lord Russell As Foe of Anti-semitism

Dr. Nahum Goldmann, president of the World Jewish Congress, paid tribute today to Lord Bertrand Russell, the British philosopher-mathematician who died yesterday at the age of 97. Dr. Goldmann said, “The Jewish people will always remember him with love and gratitude. He was in the forefront of the fight against anti-Semitism and discrimination in the Soviet Union and Poland. He urgently warned against the danger of political trials in Czechoslovakia directed against persons of Jewish origin. We recall his memorable words at a meeting in London commemorating the martyrs and heroes of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising: ‘I assure you in heart and soul that I am with you in all you stand for.’ For us that is his epitaph,” Dr. Goldmann said.