Britain to Admit German Refugees from Holland Pending Investigation

Emigres from Germany living in the Netherlands who succeed in boarding refugee transports to England will be admitted in the ordinary way, subject to subsequent investigation to weed out possible Nazi agents, it was authoritatively learned today.

There is no special discrimination against any class of refugees from Holland. While no definite figures are available, the authorities report that few German refugees are among the groups already arrived. It is expected that transports now en route will contain more.

Police are keeping a special watch for enemy aliens among arriving Dutch and Belgian refugees, it was reported. While there is no discrimination as to admission, there will be a subsequent investigation to ensure that Nazi agents and “fifth columnists” are not entering in the guise of refugees.

There is no information here as to how matters are handled in Dutch ports, such as admission of passengers to the ships. Refugee agencies are still without information as to the fate of the German Jewish refugees who had been held in Dutch and Belgian internment camps before the German invasion, and also regarding the uninterred refugees.

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