Organizations of Displaced Jews Submit Memorandum to U.N. Committee on Palestine
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Organizations of Displaced Jews Submit Memorandum to U.N. Committee on Palestine

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A ten-page memorandum representing the views of ##,000 displaced Jews in Europe was submitted today to the United Nations Special Committee on Palestine in behalf of six DP organizations.

Emphasizing that “settlement in Germany of Austria cannot be imposed on us,” that the quarter of a million Jews living in DP camps would refuse to be scattered in “among the nations of the world,” the memorandum declared that the events of the ## three years made the Jewish refugees’ belief “unshakable” that the only solution their problem is emigration to Palestine.

The organizations submitting the memorandum are: the Central Committees of erated Jews of the American zone in Germany and the British, French and American ##es in Austria; the International Committee for Jewish Refugees and Former Concentration Camp Inmates of Vienna, and the Organization of Jewish Refugees of Italy.

The memorandum begins by charging that had Great Britain fulfilled the obligations imposed on her by 52 nations of the world to further the establishment of a wish national home by facilitating immigration and colonization, tens of thousands Jews could have escaped from the hell of fascist Europe to Palestine. “We there are firmly believe that for our and our children’s safety and peace the establishment a Jewish state in Palestine is an absolute necessity,” the document states. “We ## in the demands of the whole Jewish people for free immigration to Palestine and ##anting national independence to the Jewish nation.”The memorandum points out that four plans have been developed for the solution of the general DP problem; first, voluntary repatriation; second, settlement in ## countries of present abode; third, absorption into European countries, and, fourth, ##dgration on a large scale to overseas countries.“These schemes may be suitable for solving the problem of the non-Jewish DP’s ## they do not provide a solution for us to rebuild our lives amid a people responsible for the extermination of six million Jews. Moreover, the experience of the last ## years taught us afresh how deeply rooted the Hitler doctrine of Jewish extermination is in the German and Austrian people,” the memorandum added.


Charging that anti-Jewish excesses are becoming more frequent monthly, the {SPAN}##{/SPAN} randum declares: “Only thanks to the presence of the Allied occupation armies is {SPAN}##{/SPAN} physical safety guaranteed to a certain extent.” It asserts that absorption of the DP’s into European countries can take place only in insignificant numbers because {SPAN}##{/SPAN} DP’s lack the professional qualifications required by the various countries.

“We who have been living witnesses of the greatest disaster in our time want his chapter of our history to come to an end,” the document states. “Our experiences ## part of the homeless people and the fact that two years after the victory of the democratic nations our misery continues and that so far none of the possibilities of rehabilitation which have been considered for us have been put into effect has made ## belief unshakable that our wandering must come to an end. Palestine is the only contry where a community of 650,000 Jews is anxious to receive us in their midst. The great need for emigration and our faith that we can find redemption in Palestine induced tens of thousands of us who were tired of waiting to set out for Palestine.”

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