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American Organizations Call Demonstration to Ask Aid for Jews in Nazi Countries

February 17, 1943
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The governments of the United Nations, including the American Government, will be asked to take immediate action to rescue the Jews in Nazi Europe, at a mass-demonstration on March 1, at Madison Square Garden, arranged jointly by Jewish and non-Jewish organizations, it was announced today by Dr. Stephen S. Wise, president of the American Jewish Congress.

Similar demonstrations will be held throughout the country in a number of larger cities, the announcement said. In New York, the meeting will be held under the joint auspices of the American Jewish Congress, the American Federation of Labor, the Congress of Industrial Organizations, the Church Peace Union and other leading groups. The meeting will draw up a series of proposals of major importance for transmission to the authorities of the Allied governments, the announcement said.

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