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Jewish Agency Says Arrangements to Save Jews from Balkan Lands Must Be Kept Secret

Members of the Jewish Agency who are interested in saving as many Jews from Nazi countries as possible, today expressed anxiety over the fact that Ira Hirschmann, representative of the United States War Refugee Board in Turkey, has disclosed, certain details to the press of the rescue arrangements that are about to be completed, under which Jews will be transported from Bulgaria and Rumania to Palestine.

“Mr. Hirschmann, being new on the job, is unaware that he is handling a most delicate matter,” a prominent spokesman for the Jewish Agency said. “Any publicity beyond reporting the groups that have actually been saved is bound to jeopardize the entire action.”