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  • British Correspondent Describes How ‘haganah’ Landed the Immigrants

    A dramatic eye-witness description of how 300 "noncertificated" immigrants landed in Palestine last night from a vessel which had been at sea for two weeks, is given today by Jon Kimche, Palestine correspondent of the Reuter news agency. "I was called soon after midnight by a public relations officer of the ‘Haganah’ and was told… More ▸

  • Jewish Bodies in Palestine Demand Repatriation of Jews Deported to Eritrea

    Repatriation of the nearly 300 Palestine Jews confined in a British concentration camp in Eritrea, and a ban on future deportations were demanded today at a plenary session of the Jewish National Council. A similar demand will be submitted to the Government by the municipalities of Tel Aviv and of Petach-Tikvah, following resolutions to this… More ▸

  • 15,000 American Soldiers Sign Pettition for Free Immigration of Jews to Palestine

    A total of 15,000 American servicemen in the Pacific Theater have signed a petition to President Truman urging that the doors of Palestine be opened to free Jewish immigration. Sixty percent of the signatures on the petition, which is being circulated by the Servicemen’s Committee for a Jewish Palestine, have been obtained from Christian soldiers… More ▸

  • Fifty-five Jews Deported from Palestine to Eritrea; Others Call Hunger Strike

    Fifty-five Jews were deported yesterday from Palestine to Eritrea “in the interest of public security,” the Palestine Government announced today. The deportees will be held in a concentration camp. The group was taken from the detention camp at Latrun, half way between Jerusalem and Tel-Aviv, and transported to Eritrea by military planes. Other Jewish political… More ▸

  • Hungarian Ex-minister, on Trial As War Criminal, Blames Regent for Deportation of Jews

    Deportationof over half-million Hungarian Jews to concentration camps was ordered by Admiral Horthy, former Regent, Lazlo Endre, use time Hungarian Minister of State in the Ministry of the Interior, testified here today during the second day of his trial. Endre and two other former government officials, Ander Jaress, ex-Minister of the Interier, and Lazl Baky,… More ▸

  • Judge Rifkied Warns Against False Reports on Conditions of Displaced Jews in Camps

    Judge Simon H. Rifkind, who is now in Germany surveying the conditions of displaced Jews for President Truman, today termed “false” a charge by Chaplain Robert Marcus that between 25,000 and 30,000 displaced persons have died in Europe since V-E Day. Judge Rifkind also challenged the accuracy of a warning by an UNRRA welfare director… More ▸

  • Jews from Carpatho-ruthenia Are Being Resettled in Sudeten Region in Place of Germans

    Several thousand Jews from Carpatho-Ruthenia, seded by Czechoslovakia to the Soviet Union, are being resettled, with Czechoslovak Government aid, in the former Sudeten region, replacing Germans, Dr. Jan Papanek, director of the Czochoslovak Government information service in the United States disclosed here today. Although, according to the agreement with the Soviet Union, only persons of… More ▸

  • UJA Conference Closes; Demands Jews Receive Aid Commensurate with Their Sufferings

    The three-day conference of the United Jewish Appeal concluded today after adopting a resolution asking that surviving Jews in Europe, regardless of their present citizenship status, “should have equal access to all facilities provided by governmental and intergovernmental bodies for the relief, rehabilitation and resettlement of the victims of war and oppression.” The resolution emphasized… More ▸

  • Vienna Jewish Community Issues Newspaper; Will Fight for Restoration of Rights

    The “Neuer Wag,” a new Jewish periodical, which will be issued twice monthly by the Jewish Community Council here, made its first appearance today. The new publication, according to an editorial by David Brill, president of the Council, will fight for reparations for the losses suffered by the Jews as a result of Nazi persecution…. More ▸