Film clip of the Rabbis' March

Title

Film clip of the Rabbis' March

Description

In 1943 a group of more than 400 rabbis, many of whom were Jewish Orthodox, demonstrated on the National Mall to urge the US to help the Jewish people of Nazi occupied Europe. Held three days before Yom Kippur, the October 6 rally generated national media attention for the Jewish leaders and their cause. Part of this attention was sparkedĀ  when President Roosevelt controversially refused to meet with the delegation. Vice President Henry Wallace met with them instead. In this video, a rabbi speaks on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.

Source

Gedolim Gallery via YouTube. View Original.

Date

10/06/1943

Coverage

Transcription

That our most gracious President, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, consider and recognize this momentous hour of history and the responsibility which the Divine Presence has laid upon him, that he may save the remnant of the people of the book, the people of Israel. And we pray that the Lord may aid us to gain complete and speedy victory on all fronts against our enemies, and that we may be blessed with everlasting peace.

Duration

0:38

Description

In 1943 a group of more than 400 rabbis, many of whom were Jewish Orthodox, demonstrated on the National Mall to urge the US to help the Jewish people of Nazi occupied Europe. Held three days before Yom Kippur, the October 6 rally generated national media attention for the Jewish leaders and their cause. Part of this attention was sparkedĀ  when President Roosevelt controversially refused to meet with the delegation. Vice President Henry Wallace met with them instead. In this video, a rabbi speaks on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.

Date

10/06/1943

Coverage

1920-1949

Source

Gedolim Gallery via YouTube. View Original.