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Toronto Rabbi Clarifies His Charges; Says He Did Not Accuse Govt. of Anti-semitism

Rabbi Abraham L. Feinberg, of Toronto, who was criticized by the Canadian Jewish Congress–in a statement published by Saul Hayes, its executive director–for reporting that the Canadian immigration authorities had advised the International Refugee Organization in Germany not to send Jewish DP’s to Canada as murses or domestics, today issued a statement declaring that he never charged the Canadian Government with anti-Semitism.

“On the contrary,” Rabbi Feinberg emphasized, “I was careful to point out, especially in an interview in a Toronto newspaper, that the I.R.O. directive may have been circulated by an underling of the Overseas Immigration Service without authorization. My astonishment emanated chiefly from the knowledge of the generous attitude toward Jewish immigration hitherto manifested by the Canadian Government. I would be delighted beyond words to be given a reasonable explanation of this apparent refusal to admit Jews and Armenians as nurses or domestics.”