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Czech Govt. Shuts Its Eyes to Crossing of Frontiers by Jewish Refugees from Poland

The Czech Government is permitting Jews from Poland to cross the border although the frontiers are officially sealed, it was authoritatively learned here today.

For technical reasons the borders are actually closed for short periods from time to time. At a press conference today Deputy Foreign Minister Vladimir Clementis refused to give a definite answer to questions concerning the official re-opening of the border to refugees.

A delegation of the South African Jewish Appeal has arrived here to escort a group of 400 Jewish orphans from Central and Eastern Europe to homes in Johannesburg and Capetown. The Polish children, who will make up the largest part of the group, have already been selected. Zionist circles are opposing the transfer of the orphans because they want them sent to Palestine.