U.S. Aid Made Possible Rescue of Balkan Jews, Says Hirschmann

“The refugees who were brought out of the Balkans through Turkey in the last eight months would not have been able to come without the United States Government’s intercession,” Ira Hirschmann, special representative of the War Refugee Board who returned last week from his post in Ankara, told 1200 persons attending the dinner of the Metropolitan Zionist Fund in the grand ballroom of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel tonight.

Mr. Hirschmann praised Palestine’s contributions to rescue activities, stating that without Palestine, it would have been impossible to save the Balkan Jews.

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