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Refugee Children Evacuated from Paris; Adults Ordered Concentrated

For the first time police today stopped men in the streets of Paris asking them to produce their documents. This was apparently done with a view to checking on whether Germans and former German citizens were complying with yesterday’s concentration decree.

In order that Jewish refugees who fall under this decree may not be penalized, the HIAS-ICA Emigration Association yesterday worked feverishly distributing fare to the refugees who could not raise funds for transportation to the central point where all covered by the decree had to report by last night.

All these refugees, who will be sent from the central point either to the military forces or to public labor, are leaving wives and children behind them and arrangements are being made by local relief organizations, in collaboration with the Joint Distribution Committee, to maintain the refugee families, chiefly on the Joint’s funds.

The Joint is also enabling the OZE and other Jewish child care organizations in Paris to evacuate more than 500 refugee children into the interior, where special homes have been equipped for them to live in for the duration of the war.

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