Status of Refugees Stranded in France

The Manchester Guardian, reporting the precarious position of the German Jewish refugees in France, gives the following picture from Paris:

There is a shelter maintained by Jewish organizations which is now almost entirely filled with German refugees. They get everything free, meals and beds, but give voluntary work in return. Non-Jewish as well as Jewish refugees are accepted, and most generous help has been given by it.

The intellectual workers of all kinds are gallantly and silently fighting a losing game; ever one good meal a week is impossible for some. The condition of the young people is piteous.

The feeling that they have no future, nowhere in the world, is very strong with the young people, who have now their second year in Paris and have not had work for several years. . . . They are restless, undernourished, and terribly nervous. They want work, but if one can offer a job to them they are almost afraid to take it. There is not much inclination to do agricultural work, because many of the young men come from great cities and have never done any farm work. The uncertainty of their future is constantly haunting them.

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