Times Square in N.Y. Will Be Turned into Warsaw Square to Celebrate Ghetto Uprising
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Times Square in N.Y. Will Be Turned into Warsaw Square to Celebrate Ghetto Uprising

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Times Square will become Warsaw Ghetto Square at noon, Sunday, when hundreds of people from the metropolitan area will gather there to commemorate the Warsaw Ghetto uprising, the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising Anniversary Committee and the Manhattan Region of the Zionist Organization of America, announced today. The city’s Deputy Mayor, Timothy Costello, will conduct the ceremony and Mayor John V. Lindsay will issue a proclamation on behalf of the City designating Sunday as Warsaw Ghetto Commemoration Day throughout New York City. The 27th anniversary of the uprising ceremony Sunday corresponds to the 27th day of Nisan of the Hebrew calendar and is the date when such commemoration will be observed throughout the world, spokesmen for the sponsoring committee said.

Later in the day a solemn candle lighting ceremony commemorating the uprising will be held beside a symbolic wall at the auditorium of Hunder College. Speakers will include Arthur J. Goldberg, former U.S. representative to the United Nations; Major General Eliahu Zeira, Military Attache of Israel Embassy, Washington, D. C.: and Shlomo Ben Israel, famous writer. The ceremony, under the auspices of a Joint Commemorating Committee, is planned also as a memorial service for the six million Jews who perished at the hands of the Nazis.

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