Jewish Refugees in Europe Now Worse off Than Before Hitler’s Defeat, Green Says

William Green, president of the American Federation of Labor, tonight condemned the “repeated failure of the United Nations to cope with the post-war human problems,” charging that the “refugee Jews of Europe are worse off now than before Hitler’s defeat,” He also criticized Great Britain’s proposal to turn over the trusteeship of Palestine to the United Nations.”

Speaking at a dinner in his honor at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel by the Labor Division of the American ORT Federation, Mr. Green said “the shameful record indicates that the United Nations have, in many instances, been more kind to our encourages than their victims. “There is,” he said, “only one answer to the heavy problem of the displaced Jews of Europe. It can be summed up in one word – Palestine.

“At this late date Great Britain now comes forward with a proposal to turn over the trusteeship of Palestine to the United Nations. I fail to see how such a step could result in a prompt and satisfactory conclusion. It would mean interminable delay which constitutes, of itself, a deniel of justice.”

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