Catalogue description Anglo-American Committee of Enquiry on Palestine, 1946: Papers

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Details of PRO 30/78
Reference: PRO 30/78
Title: Anglo-American Committee of Enquiry on Palestine, 1946: Papers
Description:

Minutes of hearings of the Anglo-American Committee of Enquiry on Palestine held in Washington, London, Cairo and Jerusalem, January-March 1946, together with questions put to witnesses by W F Crick, who was one of the British members of the committee.

The series also contains the published report and proposals of the committee and A Survey of Palestine prepared and published in 1946 by the Government of Palestine as an historical, geographical, administrative and economic account for submission to the Committee.

Date: 1945-1947
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Not Public Record(s)
Language: English
Creator:

Anglo-American Committee of Enquiry on Palestine, 1946-1946

Physical description: 31 files and volumes
Immediate source of acquisition:

W F Crick, 1946-1946

Publication note:

The Committee reported in Lausanne, Switzerland on 20 April 1946: Report of the Anglo-American Committee of Enquiry Regarding the Problems of European Jewry and Palestine (Miscellaneous No. 8 (1946) Cmd. 6808). The following year its long term recommendations were published Proposals for the Future of Palestine July, 1946-February, 1947 (Palestine No. 1 (1947) Cmd. 7044).

Administrative / biographical background:

The Anglo-American Committee of Enquiry on Palestine was appointed by the government of the United States and United Kingdom as a joint body with two chairmen, Joseph C. Hutcheson (USA) and John E. Singleton (UK). The Committee was set up in January 1946 to report within 120 days on the political, economic and social conditions in Palestine relevant to the problem of Jewish immigration and settlement therein and the well being of the present population.

It was also to examine the position of Jews in Europe and the practical measures necessary to enable them to live free from discrimination and to estimate those who may wish or be impelled to migrate. The enquiry took the form of public hearings of evidence in Washington DC, London, Cairo and Jerusalem and visits by members to the various countries concerned.

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