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300 Refugees Sailing from France for U.s.; 200 Released from Camps

The French authorities today released 200 German Jewish refugees from internment camps to sail for the United States. The refugees, who were interned in the general round-up of German nationals last week, were freed after intervention by the HIAS-ICA Emigration Association because they possessed American immigration visas.

The 200 refugees immediately proceeded to a port city to embark for the United States.

At the same time, more than 100 Jewish refugees arrived from Belgium, all holders of American visas and most of them already having steamship tickets. The HIAS-ICA was arranging the necessary formalities to make it possible for them to sail this week.

The American consulate in Paris is working feverishly to issue as many visas as possible to interned refugees who hold quota numbers.

The American Red Cross has opened an office in Paris to carry on relief work for refugees from Belgium regardless of nationality.