Youth Aliyah Celebration : Henrietta Szold Citation to Eleanor Roosevelt

Thursday, February 10, 1949

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

Presentation of Henrietta Szold award to Mrs. Roosevelt, by an unnamed woman, in recognition for her work with Hadassah to rescue children through Youth Aliyah. During her speech, Mrs. Roosevelt discusses talking with children in the program. She offers her check back to the presenter to be used on the children and admits that they already know what they want to do with that money.

The chairman of Youth Aliyah tells Mrs. Roosevelt and the audience what they plan to do with the money: establish a music library, in her name, for the children.

Begins with a short introduction to the Youth Aliyah program.

Held concurrently with celebrations in Israel 15 years after the program began.

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 69658
Municipal archives id: LT853


Recha. Freier, Eleanor Roosevelt and Henrietta Szold


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