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Remembrance Day for Martyrs of Warsaw Chetto Observed in London

April 27, 1965
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Thousands of persons crowded the Shaftsbury Theatre here yesterday for a Remembrance Day meeting honoring the martyrs of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising of 22 years ago and celebrating also the 20th anniversary of the liberation of some of the most notorious Nazi death camps like those at Belsen and Dachau. Prominent non-Jews joined the rites, among them Sir Elwyn O. Jones, Britain’s Attorney General.

Other speakers at the function included Commander F. Ashe Lincoln, of the Polish-Jewish Ex-Servicemen’s Association, which was one of the principal sponsors of the event, along with leading representatives of the other co-sponsoring groups, including the Board of Deputies of British Jews and the British section of the World Jewish Congress.

A message from Dr. Nahum Goldmann, president of the World Jewish Congress, stated that “Jews of the present generation must, again and again, recall the tragedy of the Nazi era, the significance of which has not yet been realized. Meetings like this one must serve as warnings to all peoples of the world that they must protect freedom.”

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