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Sidney Hillman Asks Admission of 100,000 Jews to Palestine, Abrogation of White Paper

The immediate admission of 100,000 displaced Jews to Palestine and abrogation by the British Labor Government of the “infamous White Paper of its Tory predecessor” was demanded here last night by Sidney Hillman, president of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, and American delegate to the World Federation of Trade Unions, in a speech before the annual dinner of the Clothing, Woolens, and Allied Trades Division of the United Jewish Appeal.

Hillman, who recently returned from a tour of Germany and Austria, said that the displaced Jews “almost without exception, were living from day to day with a single hope–to emigrate to Palestine–the only spot in the whole world where they can hope to resume living as human beings.” Declaring that the British Government holds the Palestine Mandate as a trust for which it is responsible before the democratic world, Hillman said the fate of the displaced Jews “is not something for Britain to dispose of in its own narrow national interest.”