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Jews Barred from Five of Eight Major Hotels in Bermuda

Five of the eight major hotels now open in Bermuda, island Mecca of American tourists, bar Jews as guests, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency confirmed today.

Fred G. Heller, of Bermuda Hotels, Inc., agents for four of the five hotels, informed the J.T.A. that in the Princess, Inverurie and Cedar Lodge, and Belmont Manor and Golf Club the ban had been in effect a year at the guests’ insistence, while in the Coral Island Club the ban was introduced lately. The fifth hotel barring Jews is the Elbow Beach Hotel.

The three hotels admitting Jews, according to the New York World-Telegram, which featured a front-page report on the anti-Jewish discrimination, are the Bermuda Hamilton, the Bermudian and the St. George. The latter two are operated by the Furness Bermuda Line.

The hotels prohibiting Jews have accommodations for 1,600 guests as against the 1,500 who can be cared for in the other three, the Telegram said. Of the tourist influx to Bermuda, 80,000 of the annual arrivals are Americans and of these, one hotel agent estimated, 40 per cent are Jews.

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