ZURICH (Jun. 12)
A number of Jews in the Protectorate will proceed soon to Tangier as result of a new arrangement reached with the authorities there, it was reported here today. They will be transported in sealed German trains to Madrid from where they will be taken by the Iberian airline to Teutan.
Reports from Bratislava declare the Slovakian authorities have issued an order requiring Jewish homes in the country to subscribe to Vestnik, weekly Jewish newspaper published in Bratislava under Slovak control.
Slovak newspapers are openly expressing dissatisfaction with the handing over of Jewish firms to Germans arrived from Bukovina and Bessarabia. The Slovak press asserts “Aryanisation” of Jewish commercial enterprises was proclaimed with a view to having them pass into Slovak hands, not into German.
A report published by the Bratislava Jewish community reveals that over ninety per cent of the total income of about 10,000,000 kronen obtained in 1940 by the central relief committee in Slovakia was secured through the Joint Distribution Committee clearance. More than fifty per cent of the expenditures were for direct relief. In addition, two major refugee camps required approximately 3,000,000 kronen. The report states that a total of 53,062 adults and 23,082 children were registered with the 63 local branches of the central committee. It adds that about 7,500 Jewish refugees were supported by the Bratislava committee in 1940.