Reich Renews Expulsion of Polish Jews; May Force 17,000 to Leave in Month
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Reich Renews Expulsion of Polish Jews; May Force 17,000 to Leave in Month

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A drive has been launched to expel approximately 17,000 Jews of Polish nationality from Germany within the next month, the Jewish Refugee Committee here learned today.

(The first group of 4,000 reached Polish territory Saturday morning from the German town of Kassel, according to the Warsaw correspondent of the London Daily Telegraph. They were driven across the frontier after having been given only 24 hours’ notice to leave.)

Jewish members of Parliament intervened with the Government over the expulsions and at the same time took up the question of gradual admission into Poland of the 4,000 Jews expelled from Germany last October who are still interned at the Polish border station of Zbonszyn.

The Refugee Committee was in despair over the new expulsions because of the complete exhaustion of its funds, making it impossible to meet immediate needs. Most of those affected were said to be Jews of Polish origin whose passports did not bear the special stamps confirming Polish nationality.

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