Quotation by Oscar Solomon Straus

The Jew is neither a newcomer nor an alien in this country or on this continent; his Americanism is as original and ancient as that of any race or people with the exception of the American Indian and other aborigines. He came in the caravels of Columbus, and he knocked at the gates of New Amsterdam only thirty-five years after the Pilgrim Fathers stepped ashore on Plymouth Rock.
Oscar Solomon Straus (1850–1926), U.S. diplomat, politician. speech, Jan. 18, 1911, New York City. "America and the Spirit of American Judaism."
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