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June 1944 Population Transfer of Germans
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June 1944 Population Transfer of Germans

June 1944 Population Transfer of Germans Because of the havoc Hitler had unleashed on behalf of Germans outside Germany, in 1944 Churchill endorsed—with Roosevelt and Stalin agreeing—ethnic cleansing. Postwar stability would be built by scrubbing Germans from non-German countries. “Expulsion,” said Churchill, “is the method which … will be the most satisfactory and lasting.” Source: […]

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February 1945 Egypt, Syria, Saudi Arabia, and Lebanon Declare War on Germany
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February 1945 Egypt, Syria, Saudi Arabia, and Lebanon Declare War on Germany

February 1945 Egypt, Syria, Saudi Arabia, and Lebanon Declare War on Germany The whole temperament of the Arab world before and during World War Two was neutralist at best, pro-Nazi at worst.  When Italian troops in August, 1940, invaded Egyptian territory, Egypt did not consider this a cause for war.  The fighting was left to […]

February 14, 1945 Roosevelt and King Ibn Saud
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February 14, 1945 Roosevelt and King Ibn Saud

  Source: Martin Glibert, Churchill and the Jews: A Life Long Friendship; Library of Congress

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February 17, 1945 Martin Glibert, Churchill and the Jews: A Life Long Friendship
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February 17, 1945 Martin Glibert, Churchill and the Jews: A Life Long Friendship

Source: Martin Glibert, Churchill and the Jews: A Life Long Friendship; HMSO/British Ministry Of Information, Middle East

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August 1945 British Restrict Jewish Immigration to Palestine
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August 1945 British Restrict Jewish Immigration to Palestine

August 1945 British Restrict Jewish Immigration to Palestine When the second World War came to an end in 1945, it was not possible for the mandatory power to give full effect to the policy set out in the White Paper of 1939. The League of Nations, to which that document was to have been submitted […]

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November 14, 1945 British Anti-Semitism
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November 14, 1945 British Anti-Semitism

British Foreign Sec. Earnest Bevin warns Jews: DON’T TRY TO GET TOO MUCH TO THE HEAD OF THE QUEUE Source: London News Chronicle November 14, 1945

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December 15, 1945 British Restrict Jewish Immigration
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December 15, 1945 British Restrict Jewish Immigration

The intensification of the traffic in “illegal” immigrants, which was resumed on substantial scale toward the end of 1945, made it impossible for the Administration fully to apply its system of preferential categories. In the period between the 15th of December 1945, and the 14th of March 1947, no less than 13,989 illegal Jewish immigrants […]

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January 30 1946 British Restrict Jewish Immigration to Palestine
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January 30 1946 British Restrict Jewish Immigration to Palestine

January 30 1946 British Restrict Jewish Immigration to Palestine THE HIGH COMMISSIONER ANNOUNCED THAT, WITHIN THE INTERIM QUOTA OF 1,500 A MONTH: “ Preference will be given to those European Jews who have a special claim, such as  those to whom the Palestine government have already undertaken obligations, and relatives in Europe of Jews already […]

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March 12th, 1946 Letter by Chaim Weizmann First President of Israel
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March 12th, 1946 Letter by Chaim Weizmann First President of Israel

March 12th, 1946 British Restrict Jewish Immigration to Palestine – Letter by Chaim Weizmann First President of Israel The Joint Secretariat, Anglo-American Inquiry Committee, Jerusalem. Gentlemen, After going over the transcript of my evidence before the Committee on Friday afternoon, I take the opportunity of clarifying my reply to Mr. Buxton when he asked me […]

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March 22, 1946 Transjordan
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March 22, 1946 Transjordan

On March 22, 1946, the British Government announced the conclusion of a Treaty of Alliance with Transjordan, which recognized Transjordan as an independent Kingdom, and the Emir Abdullah as its sovereign. In an annex to the Treaty, provision was made for British bases in Transjordan and the training of the armed forces of that country […]

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