New York (Jun. 4)
The American Zionist Emergency Council today replied to the State Department’s request for comment on the report of the Angle-American Committee of Inquiry by declaring that “further consultations and comments appear meaningless, except to produce delay where immediate action is called for, and to confuse where the issue has long been altogether clear.” The reply was signed by Dr. Abba Hillel Silver and Dr. Stephen S. Wise.
“So far as the Committee’s long-term recommendations are concerned, we beg to point out that the views of the American Zionist Emergency Council were fully presented to the Committee at its hearings in Washington and are a matter of record,” the Zionist leaders said. “The President himself, however, indicated the distinction to be drawn between the immediate objectives of the committee’s report and the other questions of long-range political policies, and we must strongly and respectfully urge that action be taken without further postponement of any kind to implement, in accordance with the President’s statement, the recommendation of the Committee with regard to the immediate transference of these 100,000 survivors of Nazi persecution.”