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Portugal Warns of Internment for Refugees Not Leaving in 2 Weeks

Portuguese authorities have notified refugees in Lisbon and other Portuguese centers that they must leave the country within two weeks or face internment, it was learned today.

The notification affects chiefly those refugees who entered the country on transit visas and were stranded. The authorities indicated that no exception would be made even for refugees who have found temporary useful employment in the country.

At the same time it was learned that the Nazi authorities in Berlin intend to send to Lisbon next week a transport of more than 1,000 Jews from Germany and Austria who succeeded in receiving visas to overseas lands. Reservations for all those included in this transport have been made by the Mitropa, a Nazi travel agency in Berlin, on three Portuguese liners due to sail from Lisbon next week for the United States and South America.