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Peter Bergson Intends to Leave U.s.; Will Re-apply in London for an American Visa

Peter Bergson, chairman of the Hebrew Committee of National Liberation, who was ordered by the Board of Immigration Appeals to leave the United States by November 1, or face deportation to Palestine, today declared that he intends to proceed to London, and while there re-apply for a U.S. visa.

Mr. Bergson entered this country on a six-months visitor’s visa which was later extended, but in April of this year he was refused permission by the State Department to remain on a permanent status.

At a press conference today Mr. Bergson reported that he had sent a letter to President Truman asking his intervention for the opening of Palestine to Jewish survivors in Eruope, especially to the “Hebrews of Europe who still find themselves in the sordid and violent surroundings of the concentration camps into which they were placed by German barbarians.”