Preaching yesterday in Temple Emanu-El, the Rev. Dr. Maurice Eisenberg, a retired Rabbi, declared the summary on Poland in the Encyclopedia Brittanica was a libel on the Jewish race.
“Four millions of our people have been besmirched by this article in the Encyclopedia Brittanica, which is considered one of the greatest of text-books”, said Dr. Eisenberg, adding that in its treatment of a vital question the encyclopedia had violated the elementary principles of encyclopedia compilation.
“A few days ago we were informed in the daily press that the Russian Government was going to execute a priest of the Roman Catholic Church” he continued. “Columns and columns of condemnation of this proposed act were written in the newspapers. Yet tens of thousands of our people are being killed day by day and no voice is raised in their behalf-no editorials are being written and no Legislatures are sounding the note of warning”.
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