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Nazi Ouster of Jews Has Aided British Science, Churchill Tells Commons

Prime Minister Churchill told the House of Commons today in a review of the war that “since the Germans drove out the Jews they have lowered their technical standards and our science is definitely ahead of theirs.”

At the same time the Evening Standard, which has never been pro-Zionist, lauded the spirit animating Jews in Palestine. Commenting on the lesson taught by the evacuation of British Somaliland, the paper said:

“In Palestine there are thousands of young Jews capable of fighting a modern, mechanized war possessing great industrial resources and aware that their future we have not encouraged them.”