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  • Swiss Government Orders Jewish Producer of Film on Refugees to Leave Country

    Leopold Lindberg, an Austrian-born Jew and producer of the Swiss film, “The Last Chance,” has been ordered to leave Switzerland by July 15. Until his departure, Lindberg is forbidden to lecture, make broadcasts, or produce new films without prior authorization from the police. The Swiss press is criticizing his expulsion. “The Last Chance,” which is… More ▸

  • Armed Jews Attack Police Headquarters at Safad; Are Repelled by Guards

    A party of armed Jews made an abortive attack on police headquarters at Safad at 3 o’clock this afternoon, police announced tonight. The raiders penetrated the grounds through a hole in the barbed-wire fence. An Arab sentry challenged the attackers who replied with fire wounding the sentry. Several grenades were also thrown at the guards…. More ▸

  • Rumania Permits Transfer of Jewish Property to Palestine on Exchange Basis

    The Rumanian Government today announced that it will permit the transfer to Palestine of property belonging to Jews who emigrated from Rumania to Palestine since the pro-Nazi government of former Premier Ion Antonescu came into power in September 1940. The transfer will be effected chiefly by exporting to Palestine Rumanian products purchased with funds secured… More ▸

  • Ort Trains 80 Instructors in Switzerland for Work Among Jews in Liberated Countries

    The headquarters of the ORT organization in Switzerland has trained 80 instructors for various ORT institutions abroad, the organization has announced here. In addition other instructors in watchmaking, electrical mechanics dental mechanics, machine repair, and knitting have been hired in camps in Germany. The Swiss ORT has established a school for orthodox Jewish toolmakers and… More ▸

  • Jewish Property Will Not Be Returned in Austria Until Allies Decide on Reparations

    Until the Allied powers clearly define what they mean by “German industry”–that is industry subject to seizure for reparations–there can be no solution of the problem of restoration of Jewish property in Austria, according to officials of the Ministry of Property Custody. They stressed, however, that in any case special treatment for Jews is not… More ▸

  • American Jews Owning Land in Palestine Warned to Protect Their Property Rights

    Americans who own land in Palestine were warned today that their property can be lost to them under the present regulations of the Palestine Government, which provide that persons dwelling on or working uncultivated rural land for twelve consecutive months may receive squatters’ rights. The warning was issued by Dr. Abraham Granovsky, director of the… More ▸

  • Swedish Commission Rejects Appeal for Admission of 1,000 Jewish Children

    The Swedish radio today reported that the Commission on Aliens has advised against the admission to Sweden of 1,000 Jewish children from Poland and other European countries. An appeal for admission of the children was submitted to the Swedish Government by the Jewish Agency for Palestine and the World Jewish Congress. The Jewish Committee in… More ▸

  • Commission to Study Establishment of Discrimination-free University Asked by Dewey

    Gov. Thomas E. Dewey yesterday urged the New York State legislature to establish a commission to make a one-year study of plans for the establishment of a discrimination-free state university, and asked that $100,000 be appropriated to cover the cost of the inquiry. Following his message, Republican majority leaders in both houses introduced bills calling… More ▸