Exodus Refugees Make New Appeal to United Nations to Help Them Reach Palestine

The Exodus refugees today made a new appeal to the “conscience of the world,” and particularly the United Nations, to take some positive action to help them reach Palestine.

At a press conference called at the Poppendorf camp, Mordechai Rosman, leader of the refugees, asked the world to “end our suffering” and warned that the Jews’ patience was “running out” while the conditions under which they live are steadily deteriorating. Rosman, who served as spokesman for the elected camp committees of both the Poppendorf and Am Stau camps, declared that a general sense of uneasiness and unrest was spreading through the camps and that unless some action was taken to relieve the refugee’s situation soon, the camp committees cannot take responsibility for any trouble which results.

Rosman said that the Jews in these two camps were a new type of displaced person–displaced by the British rather than the Germans. “The British sought to get rid of us, to resolve their problem by making various offers and withdrawing their guards,” he said. “But actually we are no more free today than when the British first captured us; we cannot be free until we reach our homeland,” he concluded.

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