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Gen. Eisenhower Awarded the 1945 Medal for Promotion of Christian-jewish Understanding

December 12, 1945
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General Dwight D. Eisenhower has been awarded the 1945 Medal for Promotion of Better Understanding between Christian and Jew in America, which is presented annually by the American Hebrew magazine in recognition of the year’s outstanding contribution to the progress of inter-faith accord in America, it was announced today by Joseph H. Biben, editor and publisher of the magazine.

General Eisenhower was cited for the honor chiefly upon his record in Europe, particularly in relationship to his attitude towards Jewish refugees, war prisoners and displaced persons; also because of his consistently enlightened and vigorously democratic stand during his administration of American-occupied Germany; and for his brilliant leadership in helping to attain victory over Germany. The name of General – Eisenhower was chosen from a list of candidates submitted to the American Hebrew’s committee of judges, composed of 65 ominent Americans of the three faiths.

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