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Efforts Made to Spur Emigration of Refugees from Portugal

The Polish, Belgian, Canadian and Luxembourg Governments are increasing efforts to facilitate emigration of refugees, it was learned here today.

The Polish Minister is seeking Brazilian visas for Polish refugees while the Polish Government in London is attempting to secure admission for Poles to Australia and British colonies.

Canadian authorities have opened an office to facilitate emigration to that Dominion while representatives of the Luxembourg Government, now at Caldas da Arainha, were giving all possible aid to refugees from the occupied duchy. The Belgian Consulate is issuing visas for the Congo to Polish refugees who resided in Belgium.

Julian Tuvim, noted Polish Jewish writer and poet, and his wife have secured Brazilian visas here through the good offices of the Brazilian poet, Olegario Martins. Martins arrived here to participate in Portuguees celebrations of the 900th anniversary of Portugal’s independence and took an interest in the case of Mr. Tuvim and other refugees. The writer, Joseph Kessel, has arrived here en route to the United States.

Charles Levy, representative of the Joint Distribution Committee, left Lisbon today for Marseille to study the refugee situation there.

Dr. Serge Voronoff, famous champion of surgical monkey-gland rejuvenation, and Prof. Kurt Bondy, representative of the Dominican Republic Settlement Association, have also arrived here.

Dr. Bondy, who is en route to the United States to take over a post at Richmond University, had been detained for some time at Toulouse, France. He secured Dominican citizenship in Belgium and escaped from that country under Nazi machine gun fire. Dr. Bondy had gone to Belgium to select refugees for settlement in the Dominican Republic.

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