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  • Bermuda Conference Opens Today; George Backer Among Advisors to U.S. Delegation

    George Backer, American Jewish leader is one of three advisors to the United States delegation to the Anglo-American Refugee Conference which opens here tomorrow. The other two advisors are George Warren, executive secretary of the President’s Advisory Committee on Refugees and Robert Clark Alexander, assistant chief of the State Department’s Visa Division. (Mr. Backer is… More ▸

  • American Delegation Arrives in Bermuda; Senate Gets Resolution on Speedy Aid to Jews

    Only small immediate results from the Anglo-American conference on refugees were expected by diplomatic circles here today as the American delegation arrived in Bermuda. One diplomatic source here pointed out that supply and shipping difficulties lay in the way of any large-scale rescue of victims from Nazi countries. He did not think it would do… More ▸

  • American Jewish Organizations Submit Plans to the Bermuda Conference

    The Joint Emergency Committee for Jewish Affairs, consisting of the leading national Jewish organizations in the United States, today announced that it has submitted to the State Department-for transmission to the Bermuda Conference-a far-reaching program which includes a number of specific proposals on rescuing the Jews in Europe. The Committee’s program, developed in a comprehensive… More ▸

  • House Immigration Committee Demands Representation at Bermuda Conference

    Members of the House today expressed dissatisfaction at the fact that not a single member of the House Immigration Committee has been included in the American delegation to the Bermuda Conference on refugees which opens on Monday in Hemilton to discuss immigration and other matters concerning refugee aid. A resolution introduced by Representative Noah M…. More ▸

  • Jews Send Plea to Pope to Intervene for Action by Bermuda Parley

    A plea to the Pope, asking him to intervene at the Bermuda Conference to secure immediate measures to save Jews in Nazi-held lands, will be taken from Switzerland to the Vatican by an influential Catholic personality, it was learned here today. The plea was made by the Swiss branch of the Orthodox Agudas Israel Organization…. More ▸

  • Dr. Weizmann to Present Memorandum to Bermuda Conferees

    Dr. Chaim Weizmann, president of the Jewish Agency, will submit a memorandum to the Bermuda Conference through the British Embassy in Washington, it was learned here today. The memorandum deals with the possibilities which Palestine offers for the absorption of Jewish refugees from Nazi-Europe. More ▸

  • Only Congress Can Determine Immigration Policy, U.S. Delegate to Bermuda Warns

    Caution against too great expectations from the Anglo-American refugee conference in Bermuda, scheduled to begin next Monday, was indicated today in a statement by acting Senate President pro-tem Scott Lucas, Illinois Democrat, who is one of the three-man delegation which will represent the United States at the conference. “As one of the American delegation to… More ▸

  • Jewish Organizations in England Drafting Joint Memorandum to Bermuda Conference

    Jewish leaders met in conference here today to prepare the final draft of a memorandum which will be submitted through the British Government to the Anglo-American Conference on refugee problems which opens in Bermuda on Monday. The memorandum will be submitted in behalf of the Joint Emergency Consultative Committee which is composed of representatives of… More ▸

  • Anglo-American Conference on Refugees Will Open in Bermuda Next Monday

    The Anglo-American conference on refugee problems will open next Monday, April 19, in Hamilton, Bermuda, it was announced here today. The British Government will be represented at the conference by three parliamentary underseoretaries. They are Richard K. Law, undersecretary for Foreign Affairs, Osbert Peake, undersecretary of the Home Office, and George Hall, undersecretary of the… More ▸