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Spanish Shipping Line Refusing to Take Jewish Passengers

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Jewish refugees seeking passage from Spain or Portugal to American ports will no longer be accepted as passengers on board the Spanish government-owned steamers the Magellanes and the Marques de Comillas, it was disclosed here today.

The “Compania Transatlantica” which operates the ships for the Spanish Government has informed all travel agencies that they have received “instructions from above” not to accept any more Jewish passengers. This order does not apply to other Spanish ships.

Relief agencies here are attempting to have the ban revoked since it further curtails the already inadequate shipping facilities. Meanwhile, it was announced here today that the sailing of the Serpa Pinto, which was to have left Lisbon on October 27 with hundreds of refugees, has been postponed until November 15 because the steamer was requisitioned by the Spanish government to transport troops to the North African colonies.

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