London (Jun. 21)
Instructions not to issue visas to Jews for travel in Germany, and not even transit visas, have been issued to the German consular service by the Nazi Government, it was learned today.
The German consulate here refused to grant a visa to Isaac Pomranic, a Polish Jewish citizen residing here, to cross Germany enroute to Poland. He was informed by the German Embassy that “applications for German visas for Jewish travellers must be referred to Berlin for official permission.” It was further stated that “new regulations from Berlin provide that no visas, including transit visas, are to be granted to Jews unless their visit is of direct importance to the German Government.”
This new regulation was heatedly discussed in World Economic Conference circles today where it was generally considered as obstructing international travel to the many countries to which access is easiest through Germany. Several delegations indicated that their Governments would intercede because the new regulation would have an adverse effect on their tourist trade and on foreign trade relations.