Would Ban Refugees to Protect Labor Market

Refugees, mostly Jewish, living between the German and Czechoslovak lines on the new frontier, can in no case be admitted into Czechoslovakia because of the necessity of protecting the labor market, Ceteka (Czechoslovak) news agency said today.

In contrast with stories printed abroad saying that 156 refugees were living in ditches, the agency said about 100 were living in tents, but admittedly under bad conditions. They were being supplied with food by the Red Cross of Brno and Jewish organizations OF that city. most of them, the communique said, are Jews who fled from Austria after that country became a part of Germany, and “who do not have Czechoslovak passports. (This has been denied by observers, according to a J.T.A. dispatch from Praha yesterday.)

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