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  • Polish Jews in Canada Protest Sentencing of Jewish Soldiers

    The Federation of Polish Jews of Canada today cabled to the Polish Government in London protesting against the sentences imposed by a Polish court-martial on Jewish soldiers who wished to transfer from the Polish Army to the British. “Our organization feels that condemning these soldiers who were acting in good faith showing their willingness to… More ▸

  • Representatives of Polish Jews Demand Commutation of Court-martial Sentences

    The Representation of Polish Jewry in America today cabled a protest to the Polish Government in London concerning the sentences imposed by a Polish court-martial on 21 Jewish soldiers who left the Polish Army because of anti-Semitism and sought to join the British forces. The Representation demanded that the sentences be annuled. The cable pointed… More ▸

  • Demand for Transfer of Jews from Polish Army Submitted to British Foreign Office

    A demand that Jews in the polish Army be transferred to British units was officially presented today to the British Foreign Office by prof. Selig Brodetsky, president of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, during a conference with Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Foreign Affairs George Hall. At the same time, it was learned that Foreign… More ▸

  • 2,500 Italian Jews Perished Under Nazi Terror; Jews Hiding in Catacombs

    The London press today reports from the Swiss-Italian frontier that 2,500 of the Jews arrested by the German authorities in Italy “have died suddenly.” While no details as to how these Jews perished are given, the newspapers here carry a report stating that the German round-up of Jews in Italy is being conducted with violence… More ▸

  • Unrra Expected to Coordinate Work of Jewish Relief Agencies in Liberated Europe

    One of the first jobs of the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration will be to coordinate the work of Jewish and other voluntary relief organizations through a welfare branch directly under Director-General Herbert H. Lehman, it was learned here today. Agencies such as the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, the Jewish Labor Committee, the… More ▸

  • American Jewish Conference Concludes Debate on Palestine; Discusses Jews in Europe

    Following conclusion of a full-dress debate on Palestine, which was marked by a powerful plea by Dr. Abba Hillel Silver for an unequivocal declaration by the gathering favoring the establishment of a Jewish Commonwealth, the Conference entered its second phase today, devoting the entire afternoon session to discussing the fate of the Jews in Europe…. More ▸

  • American Jewish Assembly to Convene July 1; Elections Not Later Than June 14

    The Executive Committee of the American Jewish Assembly today announced July 1 as the tentative date for the convening of the Assembly. The election of the 375 delegates to the American Jewish Assembly to be chosen from Jewish communities by democratically convened conferences or representatives of organizations in communities and regions, will take place not… More ▸

  • Polish Jews in America Demand Resignation of Gen. Sikorski’s Aide

    The American Representation of Polish Jewry and the American Federation of Polish Jews today issued strong protests against an anti-Semitic statement made to the press in Mexico by Dr. Josef Retinger, private secretary of General Sikorski, the Polish Premier. The protests quote Dr. Retinger as having stated to Mexico’s daily newspaper “Excelsior” that a delegation… More ▸

  • September 1st Will Be Marked As “day for Polish Jewry” in America

    The Representation of Polish Jews in America today announced that September 1, which marks the third anniversary of the Nazi invasion of Poland, will be observed as a “Day of Polish Jewry” throughout the United States. Mass-meetings will be held on that day in New York and other cities commemorating the thousands of Jews in… More ▸