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Allies Urged to Permit Use of Planes and Troopships to Rescue Jews of Hungary

The suggestion that neutral Sweden be allowed to use Allied transport planes and troopships now in Mediterranean ports to rescue Jewish children and adults from Hungary is made in the current issue of The Nation by its editor, Freda Kirchwey, who also demands that ports of asylum be established immediately, in Palestine and other countries, to take advantage of Hungary’s offer to release Jews who have visas.

Anticipating an objection that her suggestion might interfere with scheduled military movements, Miss Kirchwey said, “This cannot be denied, but the problem is balancing need against need. A spell of bad weather would also upset schedules. The last opportunity to save a half million or more lives cannot be treated as a matter of minor concern. If the death of these people is of sufficient importance to warrant the expenditure of men and machines and time required for extermination, their life should be worth something to Hitler’s enemies.”