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Nine U.S. Senators Urge Truman to Press Attlee for Entry of 100,000 Jews

Nine United States Senators today sent a joint letter to President Truman requesting him, through direct communication with Prime Minister Attlee of Creat Britain, to “press again and without let-up” for the immediate admission of the 100,000 European Jews into Palestine, Senator Robert F. Wagner of New York announced today.

Joining with Senator Wagner in urging the President to “use your influence to put an end to slow death and torture by committees, investigations, and other delaying devices,” were Senators Taft of Ohio, Ferguson of Michigan, and Lafollette of Wisconsin, Republicans; and Senators Mead of New York, Huffman of Ohio, Tunnell of Delaware, Johnson of Colorado, and Guffy of Pennsylvania, Democrats. “Action, not more committees, is what is required today,” they emphasized.

“It is high time,” said the Senators, “that British leaders gave heed to the urgent promptings of the President of the nation that helped to keep the British people themselves from being exterminated.”

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