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Deportations of German Jews Slackened As Result of Acute Labor Shortage

A Berlin dispatch appearing in the Berner Tageblatt today reports that the deportations of Jews from Germany have slackened recently because Jews are needed to meet the acute labor shortage which has resulted from the mobilization of many more German workers by the Nazi army.

The same paper reports that the inhabitants of the village of Novel, on the Swiss side of the Saint Gingolph mountain pass from France, were awakened a few mornings ago by piteous cries. Upon investigation they found a Jewish man, his wife and their seven-year-old son lying exhausted in the snow. The refugees fleeing deportation to Germany had crossed the snow-filled pass in bitter cold weather. The family was given first aid and fed, and then turned over to the Swiss authorities, the Tageblatt reports.