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Bar to Exiles of Reich Sought in Sweden

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An emphatic denial of recent reports in Swedish and other newspapers that more than 10,000 German Jewish refugees have been admitted to Sweden, is contained in the last issue of Judisk Tidskrift, leading Jewish-Swedish journal of Stockholm. Such reports, the paper states, have been circulated by the enemies of Jewish immigration to Sweden, who are trying to induce the Swedish government to further restrict its none too liberal policy toward Jewish immigration.

According to the Judisk Tidskrift, since the coming of Nazism, in April 1933, only 148 German Jews have been allowed to settle in Sweden, as the latter must be in possession of means to support themselves before they are allowed to remain in Sweden longer than six months.

When any German Jew applies for a Swedish immigration visa his application is referred to the “Political Immigrant Aid Committee,” a semi-official body in ‘Stockholm which invariably turns down all German Jewish applications on the ground that the German Jews are not refugees from political persecution.

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