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Concentration Camp Avoided for Jews Returned to Reich

An arrangement has been effected whereby internment in concentration camps has been avoided for the 200 German Jews returned to Hamburg last night when the German liner Orinoco turned back on its way to Cuba, it was learned here today. The assurances that the refugees would not be interned were obtained by the HIAS-ICA Emigration Association in Paris with the assistance of Robert Pell, vice-director of the Intergovernmental Refugee Committee, pending a search for a new haven for the Jews, according to a cable from Paris received by the HIAS here.

Meanwhile, the HIAS said, efforts are being made to obtain the admission into Cuba, under suitable guarantees of the 104 refugees aboard the French liner Flandres who were barred from Cuba. The departure of the Flandres from Veracruz has been postponed until Tuesday. The HIAS-ICA is communicating with Latin American governments seeking countries to admit various groups of refugees now wandering the seas aboard ships, it was stated.

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