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Jewish Refugees, Fleeing Spain, Expelled by Germany

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The New York Times in a cable from Munich. Germany, reports that Jewish German nationals, brought on Reich transports as refugees from the Spanish rebellion, have been ordered to leave German soil within twenty-four hours.

Failure to obey the edict, says the Times, may mean confinement in “so-called detention camps.”

This is counter to the promise of no discrimination made them by German consuls when they were picked up at Barcelona, Madrid and other points where the Spanish revolution rages at its fiercest, the Times reports.

“Not only are the refugees divided into ‘Aryan’ and ‘non-Aryan’ groups,” the dispatch says, “but passports are taken from the Jewish nationals and withheld until their holders announce the countries to which they desire to go. The passport is then sent on to the frontier station, where it is returned to the owner.

Jewish refugees are not allowed to share in the refugee relief moneys now being officially solicited and consequently the burden of their support has fallen upon Jewish communities.

“Thus far this prejudicial treatment,” the Times correspondent declares, “has been meted out only to Jews migrating from Germany since 1933, who are designated as emigrees. Those who left Germany before the advent of the National Socialist government have not yet been molested.”

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