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Ira Hirschmann Says N.Y. Daily News and Washington Times-herald Foster Anti-semitism

January 10, 1946
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The New York Daily News and the Washington Times-Herald were accused of fostering anti-Semitism, in a speech delivered here yesterday before the Advertising Club by Ira A. Hirschmann, New York businessman and former representative of the War Refugee Board. Calling upon businessmen to “fight back,” Hirschmann said: “You don’t have to spend your money with the people who say they don’t like you and who want to destroy you.”

The Washington Times Herald publisher, Eleanor M. Patterson, replying today, characterized Hirschmann’s attack as “a small part of a planned, deliberate Communist attempt to divide and destroy the United States.”

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