New York (Jul. 5)
President Truman’s announcement that he is determined upon the immediate transfer of 100,000 European Jews to Palestine was hailed by the American Jewish Conference in a telegram to the President, signed by Henry Monsky, chairman of its Interim Committee.
“We deeply appreciate reiteration of your determination to expedite the transfer of 100,000 European Jews to Palestine despite present British aggression in the Holy Land,” the message read. “American readiness to assume financial and technical responsibility for transportation of Hitler’s victims demonstrates that the United States means to translate its words of sympathy into deeds.”