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1200 Clerics Sign Anti-hitler Appeal

May 28, 1933
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Twelve hundred Christian clergymen have signed a petition protesting against anti-Semitism in Germany and the document, with the affixed signatures, is to be forwarded to Germany by the National Conference of Jews and Christians.

In making public the list of signatures, Rev. Everett Clinchy, secretary of the conference, said “The 1,200 clergymen who signed this statement ask for the German Jews only what Herr Hitler asks for all other Germans.”

The petition was drawn up by the Rev. Dr. Harry Emerson Fosdick of the Riverside Church and edited by a commission of 24 clergymen. It was reported that only two clergymen, out of the number asked to sign it, refused to do so.

Newton D. Baker, Roger W. Straus and Professor Carlton J. H. Hayes are co-chairmen of the conference which is also sponsoring a similar statement now being circulated for signatures among college professors and scientists.

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