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House Adopts Resolution Urging Governments to Prevent Vandalism

February 3, 1960
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The House today adopted and sent to the Senate a resolution calling on governments throughout the world to prevent further anti-Semitic vandalism or desecration. The resolution was submitted originally by Rep. Barratt O’Hara, Illinois Democrat.

Congress expressed its profound sense of indignation and shock at this epidemic of desecration and called upon “all persons and governments throughout the world to exert their energies to the end that the shameful events shall not rule.

The resolution noted that a wave of desecration of Holy Places had spread throughout Europe and the world as well as within the United States itself. It cautioned that “If unchecked, this wave can only result in grievous moral destructions and denial of the true spirit of the brotherhood of man.”

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