ROME (Jul. 18)
Ending several years of bitter vicissitudes, “Aryan” German Rudolf Gogg completed the last lap separating him from his German Jewish wife in the United States.
Following Hitler’s persecution of Jews, Gogg decided to follow his Jewish wife and her race rather than suffer separation. To facilitate this step, he embraced the Jewish religion and emigrated to Italy with his wife. When anti-Semitism came to Italy, they both registered for immigration to the United States. With Italy’s entrance into the war, he was interned in an Italian concentration camp together with other foreign Jews. Several months ago, his wife obtained her American visa and embarked for New York. Gogg, however, being of “Aryan” race, had difficulty obtaining his visa from the English authorities. A happy solution was finally reached when United States’ authorities made an exception of his case and permitted him to take passage aboard the Clipper.