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Jewish Agency Sends New Representative to Spain with Palestine Immigration Visas

Walter Turnovsky, a representative of the Jewish Agency, will soon proceed to Spain with several hundred additional Palestine immigration certificates to be distributed among Jewish refugees interned in Spanish camps, it was learned here today. He will succeed the late Wilfred Israel who perished in the air liner which was shot down by the Nazis over the Bay of Biscay en route from Lisbon to London.

The office of the Jewish Agency in London today emphasized that the arrangements for the transportation of the refugees from Spain to Palestine will be made in cooperation with the Hias-Ica office in Lisbon. A message received by the Agency office from its executive in Jerusalem stated that the Jews in Palestine were “deeply shocked by the terrible news of the tragic death of Wilfred Israel” who gave his time and his efforts to help the Jews in Nazi Europe reach a haven in Palestine.

“Wilfred Israel died in the service of his people,” the message read. “His devoted selfless service will not be forgotten by the Jews of Palestine.” The Agency also received a cable from Dr. Weizmann asking it to convey to Mr. Israel’s relatives his “deep sense of grief.” Condolences were also received here from the Lisbon office of the Joint Distribution Committee.

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