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  • Bermuda Conference Was “tragic Disappointment,” Rabbi Wise Says

    The Anglo-American conference on refugee problems which recently concluded in Bermuda was termed “a tragic disappointment” today by Rabbi Stephen S. Wise, president of the American Jewish Congress, addressing 1,000 delegates at the Victory luncheon of the Council of Organizations of the United Jewish War Effort held at the Hotel Commodore. He also declared that… More ▸

  • Lucas Defends Bermuda Parley on Senate Floor; Attacks Jewish Army Committee Statement

    Sen. Scott Lucas, Illinois Democrat, who represented the United States at the Bermuda Refugee Conference, defended its accomplishments today on the Senate floor and attacked an advertisement of the Committee for a Jewish Army that described the meeting as a “cruel mockery.” Lucas branded “an untruth” the committee statement that the word “Jews” was “banished”… More ▸

  • Mizrachi Women Present Bomber to U.S. Marines; Bermuda Conference Criticized

    The presentation of a bomber to the United States Marines in the name of the Mizrachi Women of America took place here today at a luncheon at the Waldorf Astoria which also marked the end of a $300,000 emergency campaign by the Mizrachi Women’s Organization to aid child refugees entering Palestine. Rabbi Meyer Berlin, president… More ▸

  • London Press Silent on Bermuda Results; British Empire Can Absorb Million Jews

    The British press which urged the participants at the Bermuda Conference to bear in mind that Jews are being deliberately annihilated by the Nazis and that all possible measures must be taken to save them, has so far refrained from commenting on the outcome of the parley. An exception is the London Economist which wonders… More ▸

  • National Assembly in Palestine Says Bermuda Conference Undermined Jewish Hopes

    An appeal to the Allied Nations not to remain indifferent to the Nazi annihilation of Jews in Europe was issued here today by the Assefath Hanivcharim, the Jewish National Assembly of Palestine, following a special session devoted to voicing the reaction of Palestine Jews to the outcome of the Bermuda Conference. Terming the conference a… More ▸

  • Outcome of Bermuda Conference Scored by Committee for a Jewish Army

    The Committee for a Jewish Army of Stateless and Palestinian Jews, under the chairmanship of Senator Edwin C. Johnson, today issued a statement expressing disappointment at the results of the Bermuda Conference on Refugees. “To Hitler, Bermuda was again convincing proof that the United Nations are neither ready nor willing to take up his challenge… More ▸

  • American Delegation to Bermuda Conference Arrives Home

    The American delegation to the Bermuda Refugee Conference arrived at LaGuardia Field here this afternoon aboard a Pan American Clipper. Herbert H. Lehman, Director of the Office of Foreign Relief and Rehabilition Operations, returning from London, was a passenger. Also aboard the Clipper were George Backer, American Jewish leader, one of the advisers to the… More ▸

  • Hashomer Hatzair Conference Scores Bermuda Parley; Demands Open Door in Palestine

    A three-day conference of the National Council of Hashomer Hatzair, Zionist youth movement, concluded here yesterday with adoption of a resolution criticizing the Bermuda Conference on Refugees as “a political tactic to divert public opinion aroused by the tragic plight of European Jewry,” and calling for the opening of Palestine to Jewish refugee immigration. Delegates… More ▸

  • Bermuda Conference Closes; Decisions Remain Confidential; General Statement Issued

    The Anglo-American refugee conference, concluding a 10-day meeting, issued a joint declaration today announcing that recommendations had been made to the governments of Great Britain and the United States “Which will lead to the relief of a substantial number of refugees of all races and nationalities.” The recommendations must remain “confidential,” the declaration explained, since… More ▸

  • American Jewish Organizations Urge Postponement of Judgement on Bermuda Parley

    The heads of the Joint Emergency Committee for European Jewish Affairs, comprising the American Jewish Committee, the American Jewish Congress, B’nai B’rith, Jewish Labor Committee, American Committee on Zionist Emergency Affairs, Union of Orthodox Rabbis, the Agudath Israel of America, and the Synagogue Council of America, issued the following statement today in connection with the… More ▸