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Senator Pepper Urges Immediate Havens for Jews; Florida Meeting Appeals to Bermuda

More than 2,000 persons gathered here at a mass meeting to protest the Nazi atrocities against the Jews of Europe heard United States Senator Claude Pepper demand the “casting aside of material interests and offering persecuted European masses the opportunity to live again.” The meeting, which was under the auspices of the Jewish Community Council of Jacksonville, unanimously adopted a resolution urging the Bermuda conference on refugee aid to take immediate steps to rescue European Jews, and not to confine itself merely to “explorations.”

Senator Pepper described the war “as not merely an assault against the Jews, but a threat to the whole race of man everywhere.” Discussing the atrocities committed by the Germans, he asserted that although the details which have come out of occupied Europe are “repulsive to the thoughts of man,” he did not doubt their authenticity.