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Jews in Liberated Europe Clamer for Entrance to Palestine, Eliezer Kaplan Reports

Hundreds of thousands of Jews in the liberted areas in Europe and thousands of others in the Middle East are clamoring for immediate immigration to and settlement in Palestine, Eliezer Kaplan, treasurer of the Jewish Agency for Palestine, who arrived by air this week, said in a statement issued today by the United Palestine Appeal.

Citing reports received from emissaries of the Jewish Agency for Palestine, Mr. Kaplan said that the surviving remmants of the Jewish population in Greece, Bulgaria, Rumania and Hungary are in a desperate state of homelessness and are pleading for the opportunity to emigrate to Palestine “as the one means of achieving security and freedom in the post-war world.”

“The Jewish Agency has drawn up a detailed plan of immigration and adjustment for 20,000 Jewish orphans in order to reconstruct the lives of the Jewish children who were left without parents as a result of the mass deportation and execution program of the Nazis,” Mr. Kaplan said. He emphasized that the increased economic production resulting from Jewish Palestine’s total war effort had greatly enlarged the opportunities for the immediate employment of tens of thousands of newcomer’s. He added that unprecedented economic activity has actually created a manpower shortage in Palestine and that all able-bodied refugees from devastated areas in Europe are, therefore, finding employment on their arrival in the country.

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