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Jewish Bombing Victims Sheltered in Lord Rosedale Residence

September 23, 1940
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A number of families, including some from the Jewish East End district, today were comfortably billeted in the palatial town house of Lord Rosedale, father of Unity Freeman Milford, one-time friend of Hitler, and father-in-law of Sir Oswald Mosley, British Fascist leader, who is now interned.

The residence was turned over to the Westminster City Council by Lord Rosedale to offer haven to families which had lost their homes as a result of Nazi bombings. The peer, who told the council he could not afford to pay taxes on the property, yesterday stood at the doorstep and welcomed the new tenants. A young daughter of Lord Rosedale, who does not share her family’s political views, served tea to the guests, who included a number of Jews.

The Sunday Observer today paid tribute to the American Red Cross for the “magnificent help” it has given families of the East End who are homeless as a result of Nazi bombings. The newspaper pointed out that working through women’ voluntary services, the American Red Cross provided mattresses, blankets, clothing and shoes for these families and toys for children through funds donated by American children.

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