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Jewish Refugees in Transit Permitted to Remain in Czechslovakia Three Months

The Czechoslovak police have issued an order permitting Jewish refugees from other Eastern and Central European nations to remain in the country for a maximum period of three months if a refugee has a written statement from the Joint Distribution Committee or the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society to the effect that he has definite possibilities for emigration within the near future.

Jewish circles here believe that in the event that a number of refugees are forced to remain in Czechoslovakia beyond that period, the government will grant them an extension rather than place them in internment camps for forced deportation.

A large number of Polish Jews been stranded many months in this country, either because immigration arrangements which they made have been delayed or because they have nowhere else to go. In addition the number of Rumanian Jewish refugees is increasing now that the Hungarian authorities refuse to permit the migrants to pass through Hungary on route to Austria.

The ORT opened five new schools and training workshops throughout Czechoslovakia last month, it was disclosed here. This brings the total to 15. They are located in Karlovary, Usty, Podmolky and two in Littomerice. The workshops offer training in upholstery, leatherwork, shirt and dress manufacture and auto mechanics.

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