Tuesday, May 20, 2008

"Clear the way for those rabbis!"

The Union Station Master shouted these words on October 6, 1943, when 200 rabbis marched on Washington, DC in the only rally ever held there in support of the victims of the Holocaust. FDR refused to meet the 200 protesters, but Congress later held hearings on the plight of European Jews and formed the War Refugee Board in 1944.

I was proud to learn today that my grandfather, Dr. Moshe Blech, was one of the 200.

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