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Dr. James Bernstein Leaves for Unoccupied France to Study Refugee Problem There

Dr. James Bernstein, European director of the Hias-Ica Emigration Association, is leaving today for Marseilles, in unoccupied France, to study conditions of Jewish refugees there who are eligible for emigration to oversea lands. He expects to remain there several weeks after which he will return to Lisbon.

The office of the Hias-Ica Emigration Association today received information from Colombia that Axis citizens will not be allowed to live in the coastal regions there, nor in any port on the Magdalena River. All refugees living in Barranquilla, Cartagena and Cali, numbering approximately 800 people, have been ordered to leave these towns within five days.

The same information states that none of the refugees with German passports are now allowed to withdraw more than 20 pesos daily from their bank accounts. Jewish leaders have appealed to the Colombian Minister of Interior to consider individual cases for exceptions.