Sault Ste. Marie, Ont (Sep. 23)
A man without a country, Max Bleucher today faced death or imprisonment in Germany unless he secures a visa for Palestine.
Bleucher, a German-Jewish refugee, was apprehended with two others by Canadian immigration authorities for entering the country illegally. His companions, Chaim Rosenberg and Bernhard Brenner, were allowed to re-enter the United States, where they will remain until their visitors’ permits expire.
Meanwhile, Bleucher, granted a month’s stay to secure permission to sail for Palestine, has less than two weeks left. Whether he will get it was doubtful since he has no valid passport from Germany. According to the immigration law, before a visa can be issued to anyone a valid passport from the place of origin must be presented.
Bleucher has strong support from his co-religionists. His application has been made through Samuel Factor, member of Parliament; A.J. Freiman, Zionist leader, and Rabbi J. Schwartz.