LONDON (Feb. 21)
Otto Schiff, chairman of the German Jewish Aid Committee, returning from a visit to the Isle of Man internment camps, today expressed complete satisfaction with conditions in the camps.
Schiff declared he had advised internees without means or prospects of employment to stay in the camp, pointing out the Government had stated that internment cast no stigma on the character of the refugee. Through employment in the camps, internees could contribute to the war effort, even while interned, he said.
Meanwhile, it was announced that part of the Jews’ Temporary Shelter, which closed at the beginning of the war, will shortly be reopened as a hostel for Jewish working men who either have been bombed out of their homes or whose wives and children have evacuated so that they have no one to do housekeeping for them.
The hostel will be run through the London Hostels’ Association and those utilizing it must contribute to the cost of board and lodging. At the same time, the shelter is carrying on assistance to stranded aliens whose cases do not come within the scope of work of other organizations.