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Gen. Clay Extends New Year’s Greetings to Jews in Germany


General Lucius D. Clay, United States commander in Europe, today released the following message on the occasion of the Jewish New Year:

“In this holiday season, sacred to the Jewish people, I wish to extend New Year’s greetings to all members of the Jewish faith in the U.S. zone of Germany, including those in the armed forces, the displaced persons and the Jews in the German communities.

“I recognize that the past year has been a very significant one in the history of the Jewish people. It is my hope that the year 5709 will see an end to strife and will witness the resettlement of the Jewish displaced persons in the countries of their choice.”

Thomas Wimmer, mayor of Munich, Dr. Chaim Hoffman, Israeli representative there and Murray D. van Wagoner, director of Military Government for Bavaria, also issued Rosh Hashanah messages.

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