A request to President Eisenhower that he designate Feb. 24, 1953 as “Protest Against Soviet Anti-Semitism Day,” was made here today by Congressman Isidore Dollinger of New York. Rep. Dollinger made his plea in a resolution, he submitted to Congress.
The resolution also called upon the American people, and particularly patriotic and religious groups, “to voice their concern for the Jewish victims and their protests against Soviet anti-Semitism to delegates and representatives of the United States and other countries to the United Nations, as well as to appropriate officials of the United States Government, urging that necessary action be taken by the United Nations, to the end that the Soviet plan of persecution and race murder may be halted.
“We have ample evidence,” the Congressman said, “that the Stalin regime is directing a world-wide extermination of Jews; untold millions are falling victims to the infamous plan. The Kremlin’s object is genocide of the Jewish people behind the Iron Curtain and a death sentence for Jews in countries the Kremlin hopes to control in the future.
“Hitler exterminated 6,000,000 Jews and it is obvious that Stalin is bent upon carrying Hitler’s plan to exterminate all the Jewish people, to a conclusion. This is horrible to contemplate. It must be apparent to people the world over that when one race is considered by the Soviet regime to be fit only for extinction, then no other race can consider itself safe. We must raise our voices and expose the murderous Kremlin plan for what it is – a threat to all free people everywhere.
“The United States should be proud to lead in this effort. It is the bounden duty of the free to assist those who are the tragic victims of racial and religious persecution. Race murder is abhorrent to all decent human beings; we cannot act too quickly in demanding that the Soviet Union’s pogrom against the Jews be stopped at once.”
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