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Great Britian & the Holocaust: Measures Taken To Provide Asylum For Refugees

(October 30, 1944)

In August 1944, the United Kingdom and the United States discussed the “Horthy offer” for the release of Jews from Hungary.

The British were worried about the expectation that they would be responsible for a large share of the refugees and were especially concerned about the possibility that they may want to go to Palestine, where the British mandatory authorities were trying to control Jewish immigration to appease the Arabs.

The memo says that Britain accepted more than 50,000 Jewish refugees into Palestine between April 1, 1939, and March 31, 1944.

Click HERE to read the primary source document.

Sources: British National Archives