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All Foreign Jews to Leave Albania by Middle of September

By the middle of September no foreign Jew will remain in Albania, reliable reports which reached here indicate. Early in June, Italian police authorities in Albania ordered all foreign Jews to leave the country within six days. Only a few, however, were able to obey this order and emigrate to Italy. The rest, about 80 in all, applied to the Italian authorities for a prolongation of their stay. Thirty of them were granted leave to remain in the country until August 3, on the strength of a statement of the Lloyd Triestine Line expressing its willingness to obtain visas for them for Shanghai. The remaining 50 have been permitted to stay in Albania until the middle of September.

The first anti-Semitic article appeared in the Italian press in Albania shortly before the expulsion order was issued. The attack took the form of an editorial demand that Albania should get rid of her unwanted Jewish element.

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