State Department Asks Vichy to Give Exit Permits to Jews with Visas

The State Department is making special efforts in behalf of refugees in possession of documents which would permit their departure from unoccupied France, it was learned here today from a letter sent by the Department to Herman Hoffman, grand master of the Independent Order Brith Abraham, a Jewish fraternal organization.

“The Department and the American Embassy in Vichy will continue their active interest in this matter although, at this moment, little hope can be entertained for a satisfactory conclusion of the general deportation question,” the letter stated.

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