In an interview given the press today, Rabbi Jacob Maze said that the Jewish laboring class is deeply afflicted by the death of Lenin, the “Champion of freedom” for national minorities and toilers. Rabbi Maze joined his voice to the general mourning of grieving Jews. He said he regretted that illness prevented his personal participation in the funeral. Rabbi Maze and the Jewish Relief Committee sent telegrams of condolence.
The Hadimah bore a banner in the funeral procession on which were inscribed the Hebrew words “You Freed Nations And Will Be Remembered Forever”.
Among the Jewish condolences was one from the Palestine Jewish Commune Agudath Tavodah. The Jewish Writers. Association today published a special mourning magazine dedicated to Len. Synagogues which held Yiskor services on Saturday were overcrowded.
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