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Head of Jewish Veterans in Australia Reaffirms Opposition to German Immigrants

John Einfeld, president of the Federation of Ex-Servicement in Australia, today warned the Australian Government that the admission of even a “few thousand German settlers yearly” is a threat to the country because of Nazi indoctrination.

Mr. Einfeld added that there is “no room” in Australia for fascists or Communists. His statement was made in reply to Immigration Minister Harold Holt who had declared that “the risk of bringing in a substantial number of undesirables among German immigrants to Australia is negligible.” The Minister had also asserted that Jewish veterans were not unanimous in their opposition to the admission of German immigrants. Mr. Einfeld answered this by referring to a resolution of his organization, adopted at its last annual convention, which opposed the admission of the Germans.