French Body Reports Increase in Reich Refugees

An increased flow of German refugees across the border into France during the past few weeks, is reported by the Service Juridique pour les Refugies Allemand (Legal Service for German Refugees) to the American Joint Distribution Committee, according to a statement issued today.

Among the refugees, according to the report, are “partly Jews who escaped from new persecutions and threats, partly bethrothed couples of Jews and ‘Aryans’ who will not separate and therefore are threatened with jail or concentration camps.”

The French Legal Service further reports that “in consideration of the developments in Germany we must suppose that soon the number of refugees will further increase.”

During 1935 the French Legal Service, which aids both Jews and non-Jews, received monthly subventions from the Joint Distribut-

ion Committee, Joseph C. Hyman, secretary of the J.D.C., stated. The French Legal Service is the relief committee in France which gives legal advice to refugees on passports, residence permits, expulsions, working licenses and the exercise of professions. It deals directly with the various Ministries involved and other administrative bodies.

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