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Aiding the Exiles

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the charge for such official certifications should be as low as possible and that in the case of destitute refugees, there should be no charge at all.


Broadly I would appeal to all countries to accord the most liberal possible treatment through their administrative machinery to the refugees and not to enforce against them the letter of the law. The greater sense of security which would be established among the refugees can, in the end, only be advantageous to the country of their residence.

Such governmental cooperation is essential if our basic program — the emigration as rapidly as possible of refugees from the States adjacent to Germany, to other parts of Europe or overseas—is to be carried out. Only through such enlarged facilities in the countries of actual residence can the refugees maintain their morale and their fitness for emigration. Moreover, in proportion as they are enabled to care for themselves, the funds otherwise needed for relief will be available to finance the cost of emigration.

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