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Jewish Refugees in Iceland Help British Air Fund

There is a colony of about 50 German refugees, mostly Jews, in Iceland, The Evening Standard correspondent there states. They have to report each week to the British Security Corps, and most of them on their weekly visit buy at least one ticket, costing one kroner (ninepence) in the “Spitfire” Lottery.

According to a report from Reykjavik, Yom Kippur services for the five Jewish soldiers stationed in Iceland were conducted by the Church of England chaplain, there being no Jewish officer available. A room was reserved at a local hotel, where the Day of Atonement preyers were read by the chaplain out of a prayer book printed both in Hebrew and in English.