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Hoover, Herbert (1874-1964) to Lewis L. Strauss

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00162.14 Author/Creator: Hoover, Herbert (1874-1964) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Typed letter signed Date: 29 October 1932 Pagination: 1 p. ; 23 x 18 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00162.14 Author/Creator: Hoover, Herbert (1874-1964) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Typed letter signed Date: 29 October 1932 Pagination: 1 p. ; 23 x 18 cm.

Summary of Content: On the fifteenth anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, writes to "express the hope that the ideal of the establishment of the National Jewish Home in Palestine, as embodied in that Declaration, will continue to prosper." Also notes his admiration for the revival of Palestine through the "hard work and self-sacrifice of the Jewish pioneers." Written on White House stationery.

Background Information: From the Admiral Strauss archive.

Full Transcript: The White House
Washington, DC 29, October 1932


On the occasion of your celebration of the 15th Anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, which receives unanimous approval of both houses of Congress by ...the adoption of the Lodge-Fish Resolution in 1922, I wish to express the hope that the ideal of the establishment of the National Jewish Home in Palestine, as embodied in that Declaration, will continue to prosper for the good of all the people inhabiting the Holy Land.

I have watched with genuine admiration the steady and unmistakable progress made in the rehabilitation of Palestine which, desolate for centuries, is now renewing its youth and vitality through the enthusiasm, hard work and self-sacrifice of the Jewish pioneers who toil there in a spirit of peace and social justice. It is very gratifying to note that many American Jews, Zionists as well as non-Zionists, have rendered such splendid service to this cause which merits the sympathy and moral encouragement of everyone.

Herbert Hoover

October 29, 1932











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People: Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964
Strauss, Lewis L., 1896-1974

Historical Era: Great Depression and World War II, 1929-1945

Subjects: JudaismMiddle EastPresidentGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGovernment and Civics

Sub Era: The Great Depression

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