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Dr. Weizmann to Address Today’s Demonstration Against Nazi Massacres of Jews

March 1, 1943
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Dr. Chaim Weizmann, president of the Jewish Agency for Palestine, who is now in this country, will be one of the principal speaker at a demonstration against the Nazi massacres of Jews which will be held tomorrow at Madison Square Garden here, arranged jointly by the American Jewish Congress, American Federation of Labor, the C.I.O., Church Peace Union and the Free World Association. Supporting the meeting are the B’nai B’rith, the Jewish Labor Committee, the Synagogue Council of America and other national Jewish organizations.

The American Jewish Committee, through Judge Joseph M. Proskauer, its president, sent a message expressing good wishes for the success of the demonstration. “As president of the American Jewish Committee,” the message read, “I wish you every success in your effort by the meeting of March 1st to bring to the attention of the American people the almost incredible extent of the Nazi atrocities against the Jews of Europe. We have every reason to believe that the slaughtered are numbered in the millions, and the continuation of these horrors day after day constitute an unprecedented offense to the conscience of mankind. Millions of our fellow American have reacted with the deepest sympathy and understanding in this crisis. It is our task to strengthen their hands in their effort to aid us by bringing home to everyone a full realization of the cruelty of the Nazi terror. I am certain that with this knowledge, the heart and the soul and the conscience of America will be united behind the effort to save the lives of those who remain.”

Mr. Henry Monsky, in a statement issued today in behalf of the B’nai B’rith, emphasized that “it is most important that the declaration of sympathy issued by the Allied Governments should be implemented by concrete measures.” He suggested the following program: 1. To rescue those who still survive and can escape to territories under the jurisdiction of the United Nations, and to such havens of refuge that can be established. Palestine has an important and natural place in such considerations. 2. To intervene with neutral countries for admission of such survivors. 3. To set up such activities as will result in prompt relief. 4. To use every means for the cessation of the atrocities directed against Jews and other civilians.

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