New York (Mar. 11)
A national campaign to raise $300, 000 to bring refugee children from Europe to Palestine was launched today at an emergency conference of the Mizrachi Women’s Organization of America, the national religious women’s Zionist movement, at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel attended by more than 700 delegates and representatives of synagogue sisterhoods.
A resolution calling for the establishment by the United Nations of an intergovernmental agency, with authority to negotiate through neutral countries for the release of Jewish victims now in Nazi-occupied countries, was adopted. The representatives also demanded that the gates of Palestine be opened for wide-scale immigration of Jews from Axis territory. The sentiments of these and other resolutions were incorporated in a telegram to President Roosevelt asking him to use his good offices to put these policies into effect.
Rabbi Meyer Berlin, world president of the Mizrachi who recently arrived from Jerusalem to confer with American Zionist leaders, told the conference that “American Jewry is the only hope for the rescue of European Jewry, and Palestine is the foremost haven for the rehabilitation of untold thousands of Hitler’s victims.”