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Blood Transfusion Debunks Theory of Racial Superiority

November 28, 1928
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(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

The whole theory of the Aryan race superiority, a dogma of the anti-Semitic student movement in central Europe, was shaken by a story which is being related with much emphasis on the campus of the University of Vienna.

A member of the anti-Semitic student group, which preached the superiority of the Aryan race, recently underwent an operation in the hospital here. Loss of blood made a transfusion necessary. Among the students who offered their blood to save the life of the sick boy, was one whose blood in test was found to have the exact qualities as that of the patient. The transfusion was successful and the student recovered.

Upon his recovery the student learned that the boy whose blood was axactly the same as his, is a Jew. Happy at his recovery, the anti-Semitic student is saddened by the blow to his convictions, which have been shattered.

DECEMBER 16 TO BE ZIONIST MEMBERSHIP DAY

To give impetus to the nation-wide membership campaign of the Zionist Organization of America and to concentrate the efforts of the various Districts on an effective enrollment plan. December 16th has been designated as National Membership Day by the Administrative Committee of the Zionist Organization of America, according to an announcement made at the Conference of New York Zionist Districts held at the Hotel Pennsylvania, under the chairmanship of David Freiberger, Chairman on Organization.

This announcement was the main topic of discussion at the Conference, which was attended by delegates from 20 district.

Louis Lipsky, President of the Zionist Organization of America, declared that the easiest Zionist duty should be the enrollment of members. After recounting the history of previous membership drives, Mr. Lipsky urged a particularly large effort in New York City, where the population which can be drawn upon is most responsive to the aims of the Zionist Organization.

In a report presented by Mr. Abraham Tannenbaum, Acting Director of the Organization Department, it was stated that the nation-wide membership campaign which the Zionist Organization is conducting until January 1st is being planned on the basis of personal solicitation. Zionist District will be urged to conduct a house-to-house campaign for additional members. Rabbis throughout the country are also being asked to devote their sermon on Friday evening, December 14th, to the importance and activities of the Zionist movement.

The plans for the membership drive also include solicitation of membership from among Hadassah members, and United Palestine Appeal contributors.

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