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Dp Representatives Ask U.N. to Open Palestine Gates; Empower Jewish Agency to Act

April 25, 1947
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A meeting here of 250 delegates and officials of the Central Committee of Liberated Jews, representing 211 camps throughout the American zone, today unanimously adopted a resolution demanding that the U.N. special session on Palestine take concrete action to open the Holy Land to Jewish immigration. The DP’s authorized the Jewish Agency to act as their representative at the General Assembly.

The resolution recalled that it has been two years since the capitulation of Germany and still “we are forced to continue a pointless existence in camps where the concentration camp ghosts still loom. We are confident you will repair the injustices inflicted upon us and afford us an opportunity to go to the land of our hopes–Palestine,” the resolution added.

Copies were forwarded to the United Nations Secretariat at Lake Success, and submitted to the representatives of all nations which have diplomatic delegations in Germany, except the British, who refused to accept the resolution.

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