London (Nov. 8)
Only eighty-five of the 200 Jewish youths who were being trained as Chalutzim on a farm in Denmark in the hope that they would some day proceed to Palestine, succeeded in escaping to Sweden following the recent Gestapo round-up of Jews in Denmark, it was reported today at the 21st annual conference of the WIZO, Women’s Zionist Organization.
About 120 Palestine-bound Jewish youths who were stranded in Italy in June, 1940, recently succeeded in escaping from German-controlled northern Italy to Switzerland, the delegates to the conference were told.
The first issue of a new Hebrew fortnightly published in Jerusalem by the Ministry of Information under a special arrangement with the Vaad Leumi, has just reached London. The periodical, which is called “Galgal” (“Wheel”), is an extended and improved edition of the “Radio Jerusalem.” It aims at giving a picture of the war and of war problems, as well as of life in Allied countries.