Menu JTA Search

News Brief

Download PDF for this date

Police in recent days have again visited numerous foreign Jews, urging them to leave the country, especially holders of the so-called “apolite” passports issued by the Italian Government to stateless and persons of doubtful nationality. Eight hundred such passports have been issued to facilitate emigration. Unlike the German passports for Jews, the “apolite” documents contain a special clause stating that the holder is entitled to return to Italy, making it easier to obtain visas for foreign countries. New, however, holders of the passports have been informed that the re-entry clause is ineffective as far as they are concerned.

Founding Funders

The digitization of the JTA Archive would not have been possible without the generous support of the following donors:
  • The Gottesman Fund
  • Righteous Persons Foundation
  • Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner, in honor of Norma Spungen
  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Grace and Scott Offen Charitable Fund