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Seek Aid for 1,000 Stranded in 3 French Cities

An appeal to facilitate the emigration of 1,000 Jewish refugees stranded in Lucon, Toulouse and Montpelier, in unoccupied France, was received here today by the HIAS-ICA Emigration Association. Spain has refused passage to the refugees while Portugal is willing to issue only transit visas.

HIAS-ICA said it could arrange entrance to Portugal of the signatories to the appeal but was unable to make arrangements for admission of the refugees in whose behalf the appeal was dispatched. The signatories include Rabbi Eisenstadt, of Paris; Rabbi Sagalovitch, of Belgium; Marc Jarblum, president of the Federation of Jewish Societies of France, and Leon Kubovitsky, president of the Council of Jewish Societies of Belgium.

Baron Maurice de Rothschild, French Senator who arrived here after the defeat of France, left today for London.

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