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1,000 Viennese Jews Leave for Italy

A thousand Viennese Jews left for Italy yesterday, it was disclosed today. Though planning to stay only long enough to obtain permission to enter the United States, Great Britain or other countries on whose waiting lists their names are registered, the emigrants have had from $25 to $50 each deposited in Italian banks for living expenses. Foreign Jewish communities raised the necessary funds.

Despite Italy’s official anti-Semitism, the group will receive a warm welcome there, competent sources here believed, since their expenditures will go a little way toward filling pocketbooks left empty by the failure of this year’s tourist trade.