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Eleanor Roosevelt Cites Quaker Pamphlet on Refugees in Her Column

Eleanor Roosevelt, wife of the President, today ## nationally syndicated column “My Day” to a discussion of the pamphlet, Refugee Facts, recently issued by the American Friends (Quakers) Service Committee. The column appear locally in the World-Telegram.

Citing the pamphlet’s statistics, which reveal that 4,487 more aliens left this country than entered it in the six years of the Nazi regime, and examples of how refugees are aiding this country’s economy, Mrs. Roosevelt concluded:

“Since no country prospers if its population is on the decline, the above facts seem to indicate that these immigrants will contribute to our well being as have similar groups in our past history. They seem to be, in the main, a group of valuable citizens. I hope that you will obtain this pamphlet and read it in full, for I cannot give you in this short column all the facts it contains.”

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