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Lehman Wants Immediate Transfer of 100,000 Jews to Palestine; Says Situation is Tense

The immediate transfer of 100,000 displaced Jews from Europe to Palestine, as recommended by the Anglo-American inquiry committee, was urged today by Gov. Herbert H. Lehman, former head of the UNRRA, in a statement to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency.

“It would be most deplorable if there should be any delay in transferring the 100,000 displaced persons from Europe to Palestine,” Lehman declared. “I cannot say this strongly enough. I feel very deeply disturbed. In my opinion many more will have to go, but at least these 100,000 should be able to proceed to Palestine forthwith.

“Time is of the essence,” he continued. “The situation right now is tense and is bound to grow more tense. Immediate action is called for.”