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N.Y. State Legislature Urges Admittance of Jews from Nazi Lands to Palestine

The legislature of the State of New York today unanimously adopted a resolution expressing sympathy with the persecuted Jews of Europe and urging the admittance into Palestine of as many Jews “as may be required by the urgent needs of the Jewish people.”

The resolution, introduced by Senator Dunnigan, Democratic leader, reads: “Whereas, the persecution and attempted extermination by Nazi Germany of the Jews in occupied Europe have outraged the conscience of the civilized world and have manifested the necessity of continued maintenance and development of a Jewish national homeland. Therefore, be it resolved, that we of the State of New York express our most profound sympathy toward the victims of Nazi religious persecution and racial hatred. Be it further resolved that we favor the continued development of a Jewish national home in Palestine, for the absorption of as many Jews as may be required by the urgent needs of the Jewish people, in accordance with the principles for which the United Nations are now fighting.”

The resolution, which was introduced at the suggestion of the officers of the American Palestine Committee, also urges the fullest cooperation of the United Nations in punishing those responsible for the Nazi crimes against Jews and in alleviating suffering through an international rescue agency. A copy of the resolution will be forwarded to the President and to Secretary of State Hull.