GENEVA (Oct. 6)
Arrangements have been made for transportation of the approximately 3,000 Jewish refugees for whom the British Government has issued Palestine immigration views, as well as for those holding visas under the last Palestine immigration schedule, the Jewish Agency for Palestine announced today.
The Agency confirmed in an official communique the report from Paris that the British consulate in Trieste would issue the approximately 3,000 visas to Jews from Berlin, Vienna, Prague, Bratislava and other German-dominated territories, in cooperation with the Palestine Office in Trieste. Recipients of the visas are Jews who received their Palestine immigration certificates prior to the outbreak of the war but were unable to obtain the visas in Germany because of difficulties resulting from the war.
Satisfactory transportation arrangements have been made with the Adriatica Steamship Company by H. Barlass, director of the Jewish Agency’s immigration department, who remained in Geneva after last August’s Zionist Congress to settle complications in connection with emigration to Palestine. The line will use several ships to transport to Palestine the 3,000, as well as others entitled to enter Palestine under the immigration schedule.
Not the least of the complications encountered by the Agency in aiding those holding the immigration certificates was the fact that the war has resulted in sharply increased steamship fares to Palestine. The steamships will sail from Trieste on dates to be announced as the arrangements are completed by the Agency.