LONDON (Dec. 20)
An urgent appeal to the Jewish Agency to use every endeavor to obtain permission for immigration into Palestine of refugee children was contained in a cable received today by the Zionist Organization office in London from the Palestine Jewish National Council.
“Thousands of families eagerly await Jewish children from Germany,” the cable said. “Many thousands of German Jewish settlers in Palestine continue to receive heart-rending reports from Germany and turn to the Government in vain for permission to save relatives by bringing them to Palestine. Make every effort to open the gates of Palestine to children and relatives.”
Other reports from Palestine told of long queues gathered outside the German refugee department of the immigration authorities in Jerusalem waiting to register their names and guaranteeing full maintenance for relatives now in German concentration camps. A large poster with the words “Open Palestine’s Gates” was displayed outside the office.
In Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Haifa and in Jewish settlements 3,000 more applications for immigration of relatives were registered today. Poignant stories were related by applicants whose relations had committed suicide in Germany and whose survivors were begging for salvation.