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Jewish Congress Hails Growing Cooperation Between American and Russian Jews

March 31, 1944
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The World Jewish Congress today announced that it has cabled to the Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee in Moscow greeting the third annual meeting of the Committee, which will open in the Russian capital on April 2, and hailing the growing cooperation between the Jews of the United States and those of the USSR.

“The World Jewish Congress,” the message said, “asks you to convey warm fraternal greetings to the representatives of the Jewish people, meeting on April 2nd, as well as to the Third Plenary Meeting of the Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee. We recognize these meetings as powerful factors for the intensification of the victorious struggle against the Hitlerite foe. We rejoice in the growing cooperation between us and are sincerely convinced that our increasingly closer cooperation will contribute powerfully in finally righting the wrongs endured by the Jewish people for centuries. We salute through you the heroic peoples of the USSR and the Red Army on their historic victories over the Hitlerite barbarians which uplift the hearts of free people throughout the world.”

At the same time, the Congress announced that it has compiled a list of the names and addresses of more than 30,000 Jews who are now refugees in Russia, Persia, Palestine, southern Italy, central and south Africa and in internment camps. This list is available to persons seeking to locate relatives. The Congress announcement adds that if the persons sought are not listed, it will attempt, through cooperation of the Jewish Agency, the Moscow Jewish Community Council, and other groups, to locate them.

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