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Munich University Auditorium Converted into Synagogue for Rosh Hashonah Services

September 25, 1946
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Arrangements were completed here today to hold Rosh Hashonah services in the auditorium of the Munich University for 1,400 displaced Jews from the neighboring camps, while other services will be held in camp synagogues.

Lt. Gen. Joseph T. McNarney, U.S. commander in Germany, has issued a holiday message to all Jewish soldiers and civilians in Germany. “At the approach of the Jewish New Year it is appropriate that serious consideration be given by all to continue their efforts to promote the return to a peaceful way of life,” the message stated.

The Central Jewish Committee of Germany announced today that it had sent twin messages to President Truman and Gen. McNarney on the occasion of the holidays thanking them for the sympathetic treatment accorded the Jews in Germany. The messages made special mention of the fact that the American Government has provided a haven for Jews in the U.S. zone and is helping the Jews to rehabilitate themselves.


A New Year wish that the displaced Jews in Bavaria will find “a permanent home in peace and security” was expressed today by Brig. Gen. Walter Muller, Military Government director in Bavaria, in a holiday message presented to Dr. Philip Auerbach, head of the Commissariat for the Victims of Political and Racial Persecution.

“My best wishes for the New Year go cut to the homeless thousands of Jewish people who have found a haven hers under the protection of our Army,” the message read. “Though many have been the disappointments of the Jewish people in our midst during the past year, and though the road has been fraught with hardship and trials, it is my earnest wish that their way will be one of satisfaction and contentment.

“Both the military and civilian personnel under my command,” the message went on, “have been instructed to assist with the many problems which now confront the helpless wanderers with fairness and understanding. May the New Year bring these people fulfillment of their hopes for finding a permanent home in peace and security where they may re-establish their lives and take their place as useful citizens in a free world.”

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