Deutsch Asks Y.m.c.a. to State Hitler Views
Menu JTA Search

Deutsch Asks Y.m.c.a. to State Hitler Views

Download PDF for this date

Declaring that information has come to the American Jewish Congress that the Young Men’s Christian Association is being used for the dissemination of Hitlerite propaganda against the Jews, Bernard S. Deutsch, president of the Congress, in a communication addressed to George B. Cutten, president of the Young Men’s Christian Association, asks for a repudiation of this alleged alliance. The communication asks the Y.M.C.A. to definitely set forth its views so that there should be no doubt as to the attitude of the organization to the persecution of the Jews by the Hitler regime.

“It seems unbelievable that an organization such as yours,” reads the communication in part, “should unwittingly or otherwise be made an instrument for the propagation of a program which presages a return to the Dark Ages. It seems in order, therefore, that some public statement be issued by your organization definitely and unequivocally repudiating sympathy or alliance with the aims and purposes of the Hitler government against the Jews.”

Founding Funders

The digitization of the JTA Archive would not have been possible without the generous support of the following donors:
  • The Gottesman Fund
  • Righteous Persons Foundation
  • Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner, in honor of Norma Spungen
  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Grace and Scott Offen Charitable Fund