NEW YORK (Jul. 17)
Regulations of the United States Department affecting the departure of Jews from Germany, coupled with various wartime hindrances, are causing dismay among Jews in that country, the Associated Press reports in a Berlin dispatch.
Several Jews said they had been on the point of receiving visas and had bought steamship tickets when they were rejected. They expressed the view that a new line of questioning was evidently based on fears in America of “fifth column” operations. Wartime developments cutting off all but circuitous routes to the United States are increasing the difficulties of the Jews in their efforts to leave the Reich, the dispatch said.
A few are finding their way through Siberia, but the slow journey often has caused visas to expire enroute, it was added.