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100 Jewish Refugees Still Stranded in England, Otto Schiff Reports

November 30, 1928
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One hundred Jewish refugees who were stranded in England when the 1924 United States quota law was enacted are still there. Otto Schiff, president of the Jews’ Temporary Shelter of London stated when interviewed by a representative of the “Jewish Daily Bulletin.”

Mr. Schiff, who is now on a visit to the United States, states that he was of the belief that fifty of this number will soon obtain visas to proceed to their relatives in America. The British Government has conceded the request of the Jews’ Shelter to permit the remainder of the refugees to remain temporarily in England. They were even given permission to seek employment. The difficulty is only that the majority of those who were left behind are women and children. The Jews’ Temporary Shelter is cooperating in this work with the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society of America, the Emigdirekt and the Ica.

Declaring that he soon intends to visit Palestine in order to study the situation on the spot, Mr. Schiff declined to say whether he would serve on the council of the Jewish Agency if invited. Believing in the Jewish Agency idea, Mr. Schiff declared that in his opinion considerable time will elapse before the Zionists and non-Zionists will work out a common platform.

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