BERLIN (Feb. 2)
Director George Rublee of the Intergovernmental Refugee Bureau left for London tonight with an emigration plan representing a modification of the Schacht scheme which omits any reference to a German export drive or international loan. The new proposals, details of which were not revealed, will be laid before Lord Winterton, chairman of the Intergovernmental Committee, immediately after Mr. Rublee’s arrival in London and will form the principal point of discussion at the forthcoming plenary meeting of the committee in the British capital, scheduled to open on Feb. 13.
A formal communique issued by Mr. Rublee before his departure with his two assistants recalled that the mission had been invited to Berlin on Jan. 10 by Dr. Hjalmar Schacht, former president of the Reichsbank, and that the ensuing conversations had “proceeded on the basis of the suggestions for orderly emigration of Jews from Germany which had been made by Dr. Schacht in London.”
A spokesman for Mr. Rublee indicated that the conversations came to a “satisfactory”conclusion and that the resultant written memorandum “represents a distinct improvement in the general situation.” It was indicated that the German Government does not consider itself formally bound in any way by the proposal, although hope was expressed that its provisions would be carried out if approved by the Intergovernmental Committee members.