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Quebec Premier Urges Jews Not to Lose Courage; Says Defeat of Hitlerism is Certain

August 20, 1942
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Predicting the eventual defeat of Hitlerism, Prime Minister Adelard Godbout of the province of Quebec today, in a statement to the Jews, bid them not to lose courage in face of the Nazi brutalities against the Jewish population in Europe.

“Since the outbreak of the present war,” the statement reads, “the Jewish people have given to the world, from the depths of greatest trial, a splendid example of patience and abnegation. In spite of the dire persecution they have sustained at the hands of the mad hordes of Hitler thirsting for carnage and devastation, they have carried their heads high, pending the hour of justice and deliverance.

“With unshakable confidence in the outcome of this war, we ask the Jewish people not to lose courage, but to exert its fullest efforts for victory. Since we are certain of defending the Faith against Neo-Paganism, brotherly love against hate, and tolerance against barbarism, with the help of God victory will be ours.”

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