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Proskauer Warns Against Dangers of Diversive Propaganda in Post-war Period

April 21, 1944
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Pointing out that the economic readjustments and the possible unemployment that will follow the war will provide fertile ground for racial propagandists, Judge Joseph M. Proskauer, president of the American Jewish Committee, warned tonight that “every man, woman and child in America must learn to understand and recognize the viciousness of the propaganda of ‘divide and conquer.'”

Accepting a good will citation awarded him by the New York Rcund Table of the National Conference of Christians and Jews for his services in behalf of American unity, Judge Proskauer said that “whoever preaches suspicion and mistrust of a fellow American on the basis of race or religion is a messenger of national destruction. Realization of this truth, coupled with the warmer understanding of our neighbor that comes from working with him on community projects, can keep us safe.” The award was presented to Judge Proskauer by District Attorney Frank ?ogan of New York County.

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