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2,500 Attend Memorial Rites for Veterans

May 20, 1935
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Intervention by the United States in behalf of Jews in other countries suffering from persecution was advocated by Aldermanic President Bernard S. Deutsch in an address yesterday before 2,500 persons who gathered at Temple Emanu-El under the auspices of the Jewish War Veterans of the United States for its fortieth national memorial services.

The services were preceded by a parade of 2,000 members of veterans’ and other military orders from the Ninety-second Street Y.M.H.A. down Park Avenue and to the temple at Sixty-fifth Street and Fifth Avenue. American and Jewish flags waved in the brisk breeze and numerous bands played patriotic airs.


At the temple, Mr. Deutsch warned that if “racial persecution is permitted to go unchecked it will find its roots even in free America.” He declared that “too long have people in high places in America closed their eyes to persecution.”

Suggesting that the United States should take a hand in stamping out racial persecution in any country in which it may exist, he said that civilized people throughout the world no longer think that persecution in one country is merely the problem of that country. “The virus spreads to nations other than the one in which it originates,” he said.

Congressman Emanuel Celler ### scribed the services of Jews of the United States in behalf of their country during the various wars and pointed out that the number of Jews in military service was greater than the proportion of Jews in the population. This idea was reiterated by New York Deputy Controller Milton Solomon.

Other speakers were: Rabbi Benedict B. Glazer of Temple Emanu-El, Rabbi Solomon Fineberg of Mount Vernon and Albert Morgan, grand marshal of the Grand Army of the Republic. William Berman, commander of the J.W.V., presided.

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