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Refugees Aid British Trade, Report Finds

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The London Star today reported that the German Jewish refugees who were permitted to enter and settle in England have proven an asset to the country, bringing with them their specialized knowledge of the trades and professions they were engaged in.

According to the Star, one German Jew who sold coal in small quantities in Hamburg set up a similar business in England and now employs 180 people. Another Jew who was the owner of a mail addressing business now employs 120 English workers in the same business, which he has established in London.

Other English newspapers have likened the flight of the German Jewish refugees to the expulsion of the Huguenots from France and pointed out that just as England benefited from the stupidity of the French kings, Britain would benefit from the folly of the Nazis.

Lord Rutherford, noted British scientist, recently reported that already the German Jewish scholars working in England have made significant discoveries in their fields, particularly in chemistry.

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