"We are fighting today for security, for progress and for peace, not only for ourselves, but for all men, not only for one generation but for all generations. We are fighting to cleanse the world of ancient evils, ancient ills.Our enemies are guided by brutal cynicism, by unholy contempt for the human race. We are inspired by a faith which goes back through all the years to the first chapter of the Book of Genesis: "God created man in His own image."
— Address of the President of the United States Franklin D. Roosevelt, delivered before a joint session of the two Houses of Congress, January 6, 1942.
"All sincere Jews admit that Judaism is a beautiful religion. Those who go deeper into the study of Judaism will readily state that it is not only a beautiful but also a necessary religion. The Second World War is being fought for the defense of the fundamentals of Judaism."
— Rabbi Dr. Samuel Felix Mendelsohn