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Hias Cables $25,000 for Refugee Transportation from Spain and Portugal

To facilitate the departure of new groups of Jewish refugees from Portugal and Spain for Central and South American countries, the Hebrew Sheltering and Immigrant Aid Society today cabled 500,000 Escudos, approximately $25,000, to the HIAS-ICA Emigration Association headquarters in Lisbon, it was announced here by Isaac L. Asofsky, executive director.

The amount was remitted in response to an urgent request by Dr. James Bernstein, Hias representative on the directorate of the Hias-Ica Emigration Association who is in charge of the “Rescue Through Emigration” work in the Portuguese capital. This sum will be applied to covering the transportation expenses of new refugee groups for whom immigration permits to South American countries have been secured.