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Unemployed Aliens in Berlin: Lord Mayor Asks Polish and Other Governments to Avert Deportation by Co

The Lord Mayor of Berlin, Herr Heinrich Sahm, has approached the Polish Government with a request that it should make an annual allocation of a quarter million marks towards the maintenance of unemployed Poles living in Berlin, mostly Polish Jews, who are drawing relief from the Berlin Municipal Welfare Office, in order to avert their deportation, (decided on by the Berlin City Council last week, when it was pointed out that the maintenance of these unemployed aliens costs the Berlin City Treasury 1½ million marks annually.)

A similar request has been made by the Lord Mayor to the Austrian, Czecho-Slovakian and Russian Governments.

No alien will be expelled if his own country is not prepared to accept him, Herr Sahm said, to show that it is not intended to impose hardships on aliens who have no place to which to go.

There are altogether 3,665 such unemployed aliens in Berlin, of whom 916 are Staatenlose, it is officially stated.