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International Red Cross Asks United States to Admit More Jews from Nazi Europe

The International Red Cross has submitted a memorandum to the State Department urging “that the number of emigrant Jews to be admitted to the United States should be substantially increased, and that a corresponding number of entry permits be accorded,” it was reported here today in the New York Post.

According to the report, the memorandum was submitted by Alfred E. Zollinger, delegate of the International Red Cross to the United States, who also advised the State Department of Hungary’s readiness to permit emigration of its Jews.

The memorandum also asked that the United States make a public statement of its willingness to admit more Jews from Nazi Europe. The Red Cross, it said, was “of the opinion that such a statement would impress the Hungarian government as the visible sign of a favorable reaction to their decision to cease the persecution of the Jews also on this side.”