LONDON (Jul. 18)
Condemning the British ban on immigration to Palestine, the Daily Herald referred editorially today to conditions aboard refugee ships and declared: “How many would refrain from denouncing such a policy if they could step aboard these ships and see the price exacted from those who have harmed nobody and wish only for somewhere to lay their heads.”
Invaluable aid of refugees in the event of war was cited by Sir Norman Angell, prominent author and lecturer, in a letter to the Times appealing for admission of exiles from the countries of persecution. A thousand highly trained doctors, dentists and nurses now in Central Europe seeking to escape from persecution, Sir Norman said, if admitted might mean the saving of 1,000 British lives. He supported suggestions for creation of a British Foreign Legion composed of refugees.
The first nineteen of a group of fifty Polish “stateless” boys and girls, aged 15 to 17, are scheduled to arrive here tomorrow from Germany under the auspices of the Youth Aliyah (immigration) movement. Their prompt removal saved the children from expulsion the Nazis to the “no-man’s-land” on the German-Polish frontier.