Prominent Jews and representatives of Christian denominations in Germany heard addresses by Federal President Dr.?
Scenes at Cologne Festival hall as President Luebke addresses audience - Next speaker, Max Tau, finishes and takes seat, then stands to acknowledge applause.
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Background: Prominent Jews and representatives of Christian denominations in Germany heard addresses by Federal President Dr. Luebke and Jewish author Max Tau at Cologne's Festival Hall, Mar 13, during a ceremony marking the opening of a nation-wide "Jewish-Christian Co-operation Week".
Dr. Heinrich Luebke - successor to Professor Theodor Hauss - said at the meeting the spirit of brotherliness was something Germany could not expect from other nations unless it prevailed among her own people. It was up to the parents to educate their children in this spirit.
Max Tau - now resident in Oslo, and first to receive the West German book trade's Peace Prize - was warmly applauded when he said the Jewish people were honouring Jesus Christ as the man who linked the two religions over the centuries. Signs of a spiritual renewal was were manifest everywhere, especially among young people in Germany.
Similar ceremonies were held in more than twenty other West German towns where the Society for Jewish-Christian Co-operation maintains branch offices.