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Parliament Group Urges Eden Take Speedy Rescue Measures for Nazi Victims

A delegation of British parliamentarians representing the House of Commons and of the House of Lords today called on the British Foreign Minister Anthony Eden to urge quick action to save Jews and other Nazi-persecuted people of Europe.

The delegation which included Lord Perth, Lord Melchett, Lord Lytton, Sir Percy Harris, David Grenfell, Harold Nicholson and Eleanor Rathbone, pleaded that the continued Nazi atrocities necessitated speedy action. The members of the delegation expressed confidence that certain categories of victims could still be saved from Nazi hands if immediate steps are taken.

Secretary Eden told the delegation that the British Government is giving close attention to the question of rescue in cooperation with Allied and neutral governments. He told of the steps already taken and outlined plans contemplated by the intergovernmental Committee on Refugees and other agencies. The Duke of Devonshire and other prominent British officials were among those present at the discussion.