Jewish Refugees in China Barred from Japanese-controlled Areas

The number of Jewish refugees in Shanghai, which is increasing with every week, now exceeds 4,000. The International Settlement authorities show great sympathy with the refugees and place no obstacles in the way of their admission, but the Japanese authorities are not permitting the refugees to leave the settlement either for Northern China, or Manchukuo, Inner Mongolia and other territories under Japanese control. Only highly qualified specialists can, after great difficulties, obtain permission to settle in these territories.

About 20 per cent of all the Jewish refugees in Shanghai have succeeded in obtaining employment of one kind or another. The rest depend on the relief granted to them by the three refugee committees in Shanghai. There have been several cases of suicide among the Jewish refugees.

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