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Japan Confirms Internment of 15,000 Jewish Refugees in Ghetto in Hongkong Area

Japanese authorities in Shanghai have confirmed a report that 15,000 Jewish refugees have been moved into a ghetto in the Hongkong area, it is reported in the London press today.

The report quotes a statement issued by the Japanese director of the Office for Refugees “explaining” that the segregation of the Jews in ghettos was “due to the desire of the Japanese Government to alleviate the position of the refugees and enable them to engage in productive work.”

The Deutscher Beobachter in Asien, a Nazi paper published in Shanghai, is quoted today in the London press as attacking the Vichy administration of the French concession in Shanghai for allegedly admitting 6,000 Jewish refugees from other international concessions, thus enabling them to avoid the anti-Jewish regulations which are enforced outside the French area.