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Swiss Remove Visa Obstacles for Congress

Tre difficulties of obtaining Swiss visas for certain categories of delegates to the next World Zionist Congress, which opens here on August 20, were removed today when the Bureau of the Zionist Congress reached an understanding with the Swiss immigration authorities on a number of questions concerning the granting of visas to delegations from various countries.

These difficulties especially affected the so-called “stateless” delegates who were formerly citizens of Germany and Russia but who lost their citizenship after they recame refugees.

The Swiss government has now agreed to make no difficulties for such delegates in entering the country on condition that the World Zionist Organization take the responsibility that they will leave Switzerland after the Congress is over.

The Congress Bureau, which is already functioning here has also opened negotiations with the Swiss authorities to obtain free visas for all delegates. Each delegate to the Congress will be supplied with a special certificate by the Congress bureau which will entitle him to a free visa and to other State privileges.

Preparations for the opening of the Zionist Congress are now in full swing here. Dr. Franz Kahn and Dr. Fritz Ullmann, directors of the Congress Bureau, are now in Lucerne negotiating with a number of hotels for accommodations for the delegates. During the sessions of the World Zionist Congress a daily newspaper will be

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