45,000 Jewish Refugees in Countries Near Reich, Labor Conference Told

There are now 45,000 German Jewish refugees in the countries neighboring on the Reich, it was revealed today in a report to the International Labor Conference meeting here, by the labor leaders, Kupers, of Holland; Jouhaux, of France, and Schurch, of Belgium.

They pointed out that this number is increasing constantly in view of the persistent Nazi policy of annihilating the Jews, and warned of serious repercussions to be expected in the adjacent countries to which the refugees had fled. The labor market, already upset, will be made worse by this influx, it was pointed out.

Since the labor conference has already dealt with such problems, notably in the case of the Russian and Armenian refugees, the conference invites its governing body and the Labor Office here to undertake necessary studies of the problem, without interfering with internal questions touching on Germany’s national sovereignty, with a view to the satisfactory settlement of Germany’s refugees in countries where they might find employment without detriment to the economic welfare of these countries.

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