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Lessing Rosenwald Expresses Gratitude to Truman for Proposal to Admit Dp’s to U.S.

August 21, 1946
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Lessing J. Rosenwald, president of the American Council for Judaism, today expressed the group’s “deep sense of gratitude” to President Truman for his proposal that many of the displaced persons in Europe be admitted to various countries, including the United States.

“Time after time we have urged,” Rosenwald said in a letter to President Truman, “that only by approaching the problem of all displaced persons could a solution be found for displaced Jews. Your recent statement wisely recommends such a broad program of universal humanitarian concern.

“As American citizens, mindful of the way in which our national life has been enriched by the contributions of many people, we applaud your calling the nation back to its great, liberal tradition of asylum and we pledge our efforts in any way that you may find them useful to assist you in the realization of this endeavor,” he added.

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