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Britain Urged to Put Problems of Stateless Jews on Agenda of Big Three Conference

The British Government was urged today to place before the Big Three now meeting at Potsdam the problem of the tens of thousands of stateless and non-repatriatable Jews in Germany and Austria.

Pointing out that the displaced Jews are destitute and in great distress, the Board of Deputies of British Jews said that immediate steps must be taken by the Allied powers to restore their normal physical and mental well-being. It added that their dominating anxiety regarding the future must be relieved by affording them an opportunity to find permanent homes in Palestine.

Addressing the Board last night, Prof. Selig Brodetsky, president of the organization, urged that the several thousand children who have been “removed from the faith of their forefathers through the kindness of non-Jews who often risked their lives,” be returned to Jewish groups. “The Jewish people,” he said, “after losing five or six million, have a right to demand that the children be given back to us, because they mean more to us than to anybody else.