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Canada Solves Problem of 2,000 Interned Jewish Refugees; Many Return to England

The problem of the interned refugees who had been brought to Canada in the summer of 1940 has been largely solved, according to a report released by the United Jewish Refugee and War Relief Agencies.

The report points out that “there are no interned refugees in custody in Canada any longer.” Of the 2,000 or more Jewish internees brought to Canada more than half have voluntary returned to the United Ringdom where they have joined the Pioneer Corps or returned to previous occupations while the others were released in Canada to be come agricultural workers, students, or workers in war industries.

“The record of the contribution of these men to Canadian life is a credit to the entire refugee movement and we are certain that when the story becomes well-known to Canadians much of the reluctance hampering the proposal to admit refugees will be removed,” Saul Hayes, executive director of the United Jewish Refugee and War Relief Agencies, says in the report.