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Jews in Warsaw Ghetto Ask for Food and Arms to Continue Their Resistance to Nazis

April 30, 1943
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A message from the Jews in the Warsaw ghetto, signed by several well-known leaders of the Zionist labor movement in Poland, asking for arms to continue resistance to the Nazis, was received here today.

The message, which was addressed simultaneously to the World Zionist Executive in London and to the Labor movement in Palestine, says that the Jews who still remain in the Warsaw ghetto are putting up a vigorous fight against the Nazis “for the sake of Jewish honor and the little that has been left.” It appeals for urgent aid to enable the Jews to acquire arms for themselves and food for their children and concludes with greetings to the Jewish people the world over and to the international labor movement.

Another message reaching here from the Warsaw ghetto states that unprecedented hunger prevails there. The message concludes with sharp criticism of the Jews in the democratic countries, especially the Jews of America, charging them with indifference. “While we are being exterminated, they indulge in olympic calmness,” the message reads.

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