The Rabbis' March

Title

The Rabbis' March

Description

On October 6, 1943, a group of 400 rabbis walked from Union Station to the US Capitol, Lincoln Memorial, and White House in an effort to raise awareness that millions of European Jews were being killed or imprisoned by the Nazi regime. Led by Hillel Kook, the rabbis marched to the White House to urge President Franklin D. Roosevelt in person to resuce Jewish victims of the Holocaust. Roosevelt would not meet with them, but Vice President Henry Wallace accepted a petition from the rabbis calling for immediate US action. Many moderate Jewish leaders opposed the march, but the rabbis march on the Mall caught the attention of the American press, bystanders, and the Roosevelt administration.

Source

Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA) . View transcript.

Date

10/06/1943

Coverage

Event Type

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19431006

Description

On October 6, 1943, a group of 400 rabbis walked from Union Station to the US Capitol, Lincoln Memorial, and White House in an effort to raise awareness that millions of European Jews were being killed or imprisoned by the Nazi regime. Led by Hillel Kook, the rabbis marched to the White House to urge President Franklin D. Roosevelt in person to resuce Jewish victims of the Holocaust. Roosevelt would not meet with them, but Vice President Henry Wallace accepted a petition from the rabbis calling for immediate US action. Many moderate Jewish leaders opposed the march, but the rabbis march on the Mall caught the attention of the American press, bystanders, and the Roosevelt administration.

Date

10/06/1943

Coverage

1920-1949

Source

Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA) . View transcript.