Dr. Schwartz Explains Jdc’s Refusal to Cooperate in Exodus Landings
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Dr. Schwartz Explains Jdc’s Refusal to Cooperate in Exodus Landings

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Dr. Joseph C. Schwartz, European director of the JDC, today issued a statement explaining the organization’s refusal to assist in the (##)nding of the Exodus deportees.

Dr. Schwartz said that the JDC, as a “humanitarian and welfare agency,” was (##)ady and willing at all times to extend help to Jews in DP camps and elsewhere, (##)t it could not participate in the landings, which were “entirely a military operation. The main job of caring for the refugees must be done by the British who are (##)tirely responsible for their passage there (Hamburg),” he added.

The JDC director pointed out that the agency had mobilized medical and child are teams and was ready to go into the camps as soon as the refugees asked for help.

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