ANKARA (Jul. 6)
An exchange of Jews interned in Germany for Germans interned in the Middle East will take place via Turkey, it was learned here today. A group of 282 Jews will be exchanged by Germany for 111 Germans. Both groups are expected to reach Turkey within a few days.
The announcement does not indicate the citizenship of the Jews who will be exchanged. Some time ago an exchange took place between Palestine and Germany under which Palestinian Jews who had been interned in Germany since the outbreak of the war were exchanged for Germans interned in Palestine.
Eliezer Kaplan, a member of the executive of the Jewish Agency, today arrived here from Jerusalem in connection with plans to rescue Jews from the Balkan countries. David Schweitzer, representative of the Hias-Ica Emigration Association, who is now in Ankara, was summoned today by the representative of the War Refugee Board in Turkey to come to Istanbul in connection with refugee rescue activities.