LONDON (Sep. 28)
It was learned reliably today that refugee circles have initiated activities leading to a proffer to the British Government of the services of refugees in the event of war. It is not believed likely that the government will accept German and Austrian refugees for military service, but will probably use them for auxiliary work.
It is understood that the customary treatment of enemy aliens will not be applied to refugees, whose special circumstances will be taken into consideration. The authorities, however, are likely to require proof of the refugees’ status in the form of individuals vouching for each. It is estimated that 5,000 refugees are living in England at the present time.
The Manchester Guardian publishes a letter from Will Frischab, an Austrian Jewish refugee who is the brother of Paul frischab, a well-known writer, in which he stresses the willingness of a great number of refugees to serve England in case of emergency. Frischab asserts it is a matter for the Britons to decide what place could be usefully filled by the refugees in the event of war, while the refugees themselves are certainly prepared to “form a volunteer corps to fight side by side with their protectors.”