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European Jews Advised to Remain in Homelands by American Jewish Committee Aide

January 10, 1947
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The hundreds of thousands of Jews still in Europe were urged today to remain there and rebuild their lives, rather than “waste themselves in vain efforts at migration,” in a statement issued by Dr. Max Gottschalk, European director of the American Jewish Committee, on the eve of his return to the United States after two years in Europe.

Dr. Gottschalk told a press conference that while he supported the demand of displaced Jews and those from Austria, Germany and Poland to emigrate to Palestine, he had found little real anti-Semitism outside of Germany and Poland. “Rather than waste themselves in vain efforts at migration, Jews would be wise to reconcile themselves to realities,” he stated.

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