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Ghetto Uprising Marked in Buenos Aires, Toronto, Brussels

An overflow crowd of 3000 gathered last night in the Rex-Cinema, Buenos Aires’ largest movie house to mark the 30th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising and memorialize the six million Jews who died in the Nazi holocaust.

Six giant candles were kindled on the stage in memory of the victims. Israeli Ambassador Eliezer Doron delivered the principal address. Other speakers were Marcelo Schottlender, a youth leader; Michael Gilead, a survivor of the Auschwitz death camp; and Dr. Sion Cohen Imach, president of the DAIA, the representative body of Argentine Jewry. The speakers stressed that the Ghetto revolt was a purely Jewish uprising, not a mere episode in the Polish resistance movement.

The memorial was sponsored by the DAIA, the Buenos Aires Jewish Community Council, the Argentine Zionist Organization, the Survivors Association and various youth groups.

(In Toronto some 2500 people heard Max Mushkat, professor of international law at Tel Aviv University, warn against the renewal of genocide implicit in the policies directed by the Soviet Union, Poland and Arab states against Jews and Israel. The holocaust memorial meeting yesterday, held at the Shaarei Shomayim Synagogue, was sponsored by the Canadian Jewish Congress.)

(In Brussels, a ceremony commemorating the 30th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising was held Thursday night. Present were Israeli Ambassador Moshe Alon, Knesset Member Mrs, Chaika Grossman, and former leaders of the Jewish underground in Poland Belgian Justice Minister Herman Vanderporrten told the gathering: “The immensity of the Warsaw victims’ suffering and sacrifice makes us realize how relative are our problems and preoccupations.” The ceremony was sponsored by the Belgian Section of the World Jewish Congress, the Zionist Federation of Belgium, and the Coordinating Committee of Jewish Organizations in Belgium.)

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