Jewish War Veterans 55th Annual Encampment Concludes; Review of German Policy Asked
Menu JTA Search

Jewish War Veterans 55th Annual Encampment Concludes; Review of German Policy Asked

Download PDF for this date

The four-day 55th annual encampment of the Jewish War Veterans of the United States concluded here today following the ### of resolutions calling for adoption of President Truman’s civil rights program, increased economic aid to Israel and opposition to the creation “now, or at any time in the future, of a new German Army under independent German command.”

Earlier, the veterans had urged a review of American policy in Germany and had declared that the establishment of an independent West German Government had failed to meet the chief goals of American policy in eradicating Nazism from Germany’s political, economic and educational life. The J.W.V. called for: 1. The democratization of Germany’s economy and education; 2. The development of dependable democratic German leaderships to replace Nazis who have returned to influential positions in government and industry and 3. The rejection of former Nazis as allies in the democracies’ efforts to curb Communist aggression in Germany.”

World War II naval hero Admiral William F. Halsey, who addressed the veterans today, praised the valor of Jewish servicemen and women and pointed out that there is no bigotry in America’s national cemeteries where the war dead are buried. Secretary of the Army Frank Pace, Jr., spoke last night on the Korean war. Henry Albert of New York was elected national commander of the group, succeeding Jackson J. Holtz of Boston.

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