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Helping Jews in Occupied Europe is International Problem, Eden Tells Parliament

Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden, speaking in Commons today, emphasized that the question of helping the Jews in Nazi Europe “is not only a British problem and not even an American problem.”

“It is an international problem,” he said. Mr. Eden added that the British Government is well aware of the fact that the refugee situation “has not lost its tragic nature” and assured the House that the government will give all help to the Intergovernmental Committee for Refugees in the work of which the British and United States Governments are deeply interested.

Referring to the fact that under the White Paper 75,000 Jews should have been admitted to Palestine by next March, but so far only 41,000 have been given visas, the Foreign Secretary said that arrangements were made to admit other thousands of Jews, but they were not carried out “due to the attitude of the Bulgarian and Rumanian Governments.”