Marshall Asks Aid for Displaced Persons

Author:  Universal Newsreel

Subject: Postwar

Sound; black & white; 2 min. Secretary of State Marshall reads from his statement to the House Subcommittee on Immigration and Naturalization on July 16, 1947. “There is a sharp divergence of viewpoint between the Soviet Government and our own as to what course should be pursued,” states Marshall. “The Soviet viewpoint is that those persons born in areas now subject to the Soviet governmental authority are Russian subjects and under obligation to return to such territory. They demand that we forcibly repatriate the displaced persons. Our view is that it is against American tradition for us to compel these persons, who are now under our authority, to return against their will to those or other areas under governments whose political and economic systems they are unwilling to accept.”

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Location: Vault
Call No. 47.07.16 DISC 24
Language: english