SAN FRANCISCO (May. 11)
A group of 224 refugee men, Women, and children who were stranded in Shanghai for more than eight years following their flight from Nazi-occupied Europe will arrive here tomorrow aboard the S.S. “General Gordon.”
The newcomers are part of a group of Europeans who fled the Nazis and found haven in China before the war. About 6,000 of the original group, who were interned by the Japanese in a wartime ghetto in Shanghai, are still living there while awaiting emigration opportunities. The Joint Distribution Committee made immigration arrangements in Shanghai for the refugees. U.S.N.A. will provide them with reception care, temporary shelter, and resettlement assistance in cooperation with the local committee for Service to Emigres and the San Francisco section of the National Council of Jewish Women.