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Eisenhower Letter On 10th Anniversary of Liberation of Concentration Camps

(March 21, 1955)

Letter from President Eisenhower to Dr. Israel Goldstein, President of the American Jewish Congress, on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the liberation of the concentration camps. Eisenhower did not attend the meeting held in New York, but his message was read to those who did. Goldstein wrote back on April 29, 1955, expressing his appreciation.

Dr. Israel Goldstein
American Jewish Congress
15 East 84th Street
New York, N, Y.

To those who believe in human brotherhood. The tenth anniversary of the liberation of Europe’s surviving Jews from the concentration camps is a significant occasion.

I hope its observance will strengthen in free men the spirit of opposition to totalitarian brutality and persecution, and of devotion to liberty, justice, and good will.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

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Source: Dwight D. Eisenhower’s Papers as President (WHCF), President's Personal File, Box 921, PPF 53-B-3 Jewish 1955; NAID #12007645 Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library.