3 Faiths Move to Help 650 Refugees Quarantined in Beirut
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3 Faiths Move to Help 650 Refugees Quarantined in Beirut

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Beirut dispatches said today that Jews, Christians and Mosiems were joining in a movement to aid 650 refugees quarantined in Beirut while the ship on which they had been passengers was being fumigated after being swept by an epidemic at sea.

Among the passengers on the vessel, the S.S. Presly (originally reported as the Breslau), were 50 women, many children, several hundred Czech Jewish soldiers in uniform who had been committed to concentration camps after demobilization of the Czech army, as well as Jewish community leaders, prominent Rotarians and Freemasons.

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