13 Doctors, Reich Refugees, Get Hospital Posts in Soviet
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13 Doctors, Reich Refugees, Get Hospital Posts in Soviet

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Agro-Joint, the American-Jewish organization which is working under the Joint Distribution Committee of New York, today placed the first thirteen German-Jewish doctors in positions in Soviet Russia.

Twenty more visas were obtained today by Agro-Joint to enable more German-Jewish doctors and scientists to be brought into Soviet Russia.

The refugees will be placed in Moscow medical institutions, and in hospitals in Jewish centers. Some of them will be given professorial chairs in the Soviet-German University in Saratov, in the Volga district, which has a large German population.

The Soviet government, it is understood, is very friendly towards the admission of German Jews into Soviet Russia, provided they can be absorbed by institutions requiring their services.

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