230 Refugees of Saar Reach Haven in France
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230 Refugees of Saar Reach Haven in France

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Not a single Jew was seen in the streets of Saarbruecken and not a single Jewish store was open.

Nazi demonstrations took place all day throughout the streets of the city in celebration of the victory returning the Saar to Germany.

Fearing riots, the majority of the Jewish population sought shelter in their homes and it was only late in the afternoon that a number of Jews left their houses.

In the French consulate it was announced today that, over six hundred Jews have applied, since yesterday, for French visas. They are ready to leave the Saar territory immediately and cross the border into France. More Jewish applications are expected within the next few days, when the Jews will not fear to show themselves in the streets and appear at the French consulate.


Over a hundred Jews left the Saar yesterday for Palestine on chalutzim (pioneer) immigration certificates, the majority having received the necessary agricultural training in Luxembourg during the past few months. About three hundred Jews have left for France.

A report which reached Saarbruecken from Palestine today says that the French government, anxious to help Jewish refugees from the Saar, is making preparations to admit them into Lebanon, Syria, a territory which is under the French mandate and borders on Palestine.

Negotiations for settling Jews in Alexandretta, Syria, are being conducted by the French High Commissioner for Syria, the report

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