London Press Silent on Bermuda Results; British Empire Can Absorb Million Jews
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London Press Silent on Bermuda Results; British Empire Can Absorb Million Jews

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The British press which urged the participants at the Bermuda Conference to bear in mind that Jews are being deliberately annihilated by the Nazis and that all possible measures must be taken to save them, has so far refrained from commenting on the outcome of the parley. An exception is the London Economist which wonders whether the Bermuda Conference "will become a by-word of indecision, compromise and deferred hope."

At the same time it is suggested in the current issue of The Tribune, a Socialist weekly, that "the British Empire alone could easily absorb a million Jews without causing any social or economic upheaval." Making no reference to the Bermuda conference, the article points out sarcastically that "there are twenty-eight nations fighting Hitler and yet not one of these has said, ‘We will take Hitler’s victims.’"

"Will the death wagons of Hitler’s Licensed Jew Slaughterers only cease to roll when the last Jew from the last ghetto in Europe has been forced to dig his own grave in the Lubardzki woods?" the article asks. "If that happens-and as far as I can see no steps have been taken to prevent it happening-how will the leaders of the United Nations feel about it? Will their consciences be entirely clear? Perhaps when the sons of the Swastika have slaughtered all the children of Israel they can lay their hands on, the Christian nations will raise a monument to their memory, and perhaps we will place a plaque on that memorial, a plaque which will say: When these unfortunate people were being slaughtered, this country refused sanctuary to those who might have escaped."

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