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Vienna and Luxemburg Jews Reach Spain on Their Way to Overseas Countries

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Two groups of Jewish emigrants, one from Vienna and the other from Luxemburg, were admitted to Spain today en route to overseas countries, according to information reaching here from Barcelona.

The Vienna group includes Jews between the ages of 45 and 60 who were the last to leave the Reich prior to the issuance of the Gestapo order forbidding Jews under 60 to leave Greater Germany. The group from Luxemburg is the last group of Jews to leave that country.

All the 130 Jews in the Luxemburg group have been provided with visas of the Dominican Republic to where they will proceed to await their immigration visas to the United States for which they applied many months ago in Luxemburg. The Jews who arrived from Vienna all hold valid visas to various overseas countries.

Tragic scenes were described here today by aged German Jews who were the first to reach Portugal after the Nazi order banning emigration of Jews under 60 was issued. The refugees revealed that numerous Jewish families were separated at the last minute. They cited one case where the Gestapo forced an aged Jew to leave his 59-year-old wife behind at the Berlin railway station, while forcing him to get into the train and leave the country since he was over sixty years of age.

(The Associated Press yesterday reported from Berlin that the Nazis, continuing their violent anti-Jewish drive which has already resulted in tens of thousands of Jews being deported to Poland, have arrested the Rev. Bernhard Lichtenberg, provost of Berlin’s Roman Catholic cathedral, St. Hedwig’s, for “offering up prayers for the Jews.”)

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