Dr. Cassin Says Jews Should Remember Nazi Terror and Work for Human Rights
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Dr. Cassin Says Jews Should Remember Nazi Terror and Work for Human Rights

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The Jewish experience during the Nazi regime makes it imperative for Jews everywhere to work for the extension of human rights, Nobel Laureate Rene Cassin yesterday told a B’nai B’rith luncheon in his honor. The 88 year-old French delegate to the United Nations Human Rights Commission, cited by B’nai B’rith as “a noble champion of human rights,” was presented with a silver menorah by Maurice Weinstein, chairman of the B’nai B’rith International Council. The affair was attended by United Nations diplomats, representatives of the UN’s Non-Governmental Organizations and civic and communal leaders. Prof. Cassin, President of the Alliance Israelite Universelle and a long-time member of B’nai B’rith in France, said there was a “distinct relationship” between his work in Jewish causes and his dedication to human rights. He also emphasized that “all people have a right to have a country.”

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