Menu JTA Search

Hebrew Committee Asks Establishment of Refugee Shelters in Palestine

The newly constituted “Hebrew Committee of National Liberation” submitted a memorandum to Lord Halifax, British Ambassador in Washington, suggesting that the British Government establish emergency refugee shelters in Palestine “open to all Hebrews escaping from enemy persecution.” The establishment of these shelters should be broadcast to the people of occupied Europe “so that Hebrews with the aid of their neighbors will be able to escape thereto,” the memorandum said.

A campaign for 5,000,000 signatures to a petition addressed to President Roosevelt urging the establishment of more refugee camps in the United States as Imporary havens for the persecuted Jews and other minorities in Europe was launched today by the Emergency Committee to Save the Jewish People of Europe.