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French Govt. Will Allow Emigration to Palestine of 200 Children of Deported Aliens

A transport of 200 Jewish children and 50 adults will leave France for Palestine shortly, it was announced here today by the HIAS on the basis of a cabled report from Dr. James Bernstein, its European director.

The transport of children was scheduled to leave last week, but the French Government refused to allow emigration of those originally selected because their parents, who were deported by the Germans, were of French nationality and French law requires parental consent before miners may leave the country. This difficulty has been overcome by substituting children whose parents were of various non-French nationalities.

At the same time, interested groups plan to make representations to the government in an attempt to secure permission for the eventual emigration of the children originally slated to be sent to Palestine. The Hias-Ica office in Paris is arranging transportation to Palestine for a group of Jewish refugees now in Switzerland, Dr. Bernstein’s report also disclosed.

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