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40 American Leaders Protest Granting of Citizenship to Nazi Scientists in U.S.

December 30, 1946
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A protest against the granting of permanent residence and citizenship to Nazi scientists now working in this country for the Army was made during the week-end by 40 prominent clergy and lay leaders of all faiths, the Council Against Intolerance in America announced.

The scientists, educators, clergymen and civic leaders signed telegrams addressed to President Truman and Secretaries of State and War James F. Byrnes and Robert P. Patterson, respectively. The messages urged that the former Nazi Party members and supporters should not “be granted permanent residence or citizenship in the United States, with the opportunity that would afford of inculcating those antidemocratic doctrines which seek to undermine and destroy our national unity.”

Among the signatories were professors from Princeton, Harvard, Cornell and Western Reserve Universities as well as Prof. Albert Einstein, Bishop Francis J. McConnell, Rabbi Stephen S. Wise, Herbert Bayard Swope, Charles Bolte, chairman of the American Veterans Committee, and Rabbi Solomon Goldman of Chicago.

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