Mass Ousters of Austrian, Prague Jews to Yugoslavia Reported

Mass expulsion of Jews from Austria and Prague into Yugoslavia was reported today in a Zagreb dispatch broadcast over French radio stations.

Deprived of all belongings, even overcoats, the Jews were admitted temporarily by the Yugoslavian border authorities and will be kept in barracks isolated from the rest of the population, the dispatch said. Their fate depends on the outcome of negotiations which the Yugoslav authorities intend to start with American relief organizations regarding the maintenance of the refugees.

A Havas Agency dispatch from Belgrade added that the expulsions numbered thousands. German frontier guards evidently were under orders to permit the refugees to leave Germany under cover of night, Havas said, and the Belgrade Government had taken vigorous but only partly successful measures to check the influx, returning a number of the refugees to the Reich. Those remaining were living in miserable conditions, subsisting mostly on the charity of the population.

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