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Refugee Children (Society Of Friends, Brynmawr)

Volume 388: debated on Thursday 1 April 1943

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asked the Home Secretary whether he has considered the letter forwarded by the hon. Member for Brecon and Radnor from the Brynmawr Society of Friends Offering each to take and support one Jewish or starving child from the Continent; and whether he has any statement to make thereon?

I am grateful to the meeting of the Brynmawr Society of Friends for their generous offer to look after refugee children from the Continent of Europe; but hitherto the Axis Powers have shown themselves unwilling to allow even a small number of children to leave their territory. The question of what further steps can be done to help the victims of Nazi oppression will be one of the subjects for discussion at the forthcoming conference at Bermuda; but it is obvious that the only really effective means of securing their freedom is to rid Europe of the present tyranny.