Cites Portless Jews in Appeal Address

Jacob de Haas, historian and Zionist, speaking here today in behalf of the United Jewish Appeal, declared “there is no parallel in Jewish history to the present widespread assault on the Jews.”

“The somber report,” he said, “of the 318 Czechoslovak and Polish Jews and Jewesses sailing up and down the Mediterranean, homeless, portless, is truly an Odessy of modern Jewish experience. They have been refused permission to land in Istanbul and Salonica. Palestine has rejected them and after fourteen days they were compelled to leave Syria in Greece.

“We face a world catastrophe. We are no longer confronted with a situation in which we can say ‘give till it hurts,’ we are approaching a moment when it will hurt not to give.”

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