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Labor Delegates at I.l.o. Conference Demand “free Ports” and Palestine Immigration

Labor delegates from 24 countries attending the conference of the International Labor Organization here today issued a joint declaration calling upon the governments of the United Nations to take steps to keep “the states of Palestine open for Jewish immigration” and to secure the establishment of free Ports” in all democratic countries for the purpose of providing shelter to refugees who succeed in escaping from Nazi countries “until such time as they will be able to go back as free men to their liberated native lands.”

The declaration also asked the governments of the United Nations to recognize one remaining Jews of occupied Europe as prisoners of war and to repeat the warnings to the Nazis and their satellites that they will be called to account for their crimes against Jews and other civilians. It sent greetings to the surviving Jews in Europe who continue to fight for a civilized world and human brotherhood,” and saluted the memory of the heroes of the Warsaw ghetto “who have fallen in the cause of freedom and democracy.”