Greek Minister Awaits Reply from Athens on Discrimination Charges

Sir:

I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter asking me to make a statement concerning the report published in the Jewish Bulletin of August 7th, and I wish to inform you that once this matter has been referred to the proper authorities in Athens, it will beexamined by them and the answer will be given to the interested officials.

I cannot give you a statement on facts which I ignore until I receive direct information on the question.

I can only point out that there is no question of discrimination regarding the Jews in Greece.

The persons mentioned did not have a regular visa. For safety measures against pernicious propaganda police measures have been ordered for a better control. These measures are in no way directed against any religion. Some restrictions have been necessary owing to the fact that there are one million and a half refugees in Greece and we have to take care of them. establish them give them the possibilty to work.

Very sincerely yours,

C. Simopoulos

Legation of Greece, Washington, D.C. August 20, 1928.

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