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Jewish Refugees Who Returned from Shanghai to Germany Receive U.S. Immigration Visas

Fifty Jewish refugees, part of a group of nearly 400 which returned to Germany in 1949 from Shanghai and other parts of China, were last week granted United States entry visas by the American Consul in Munich, the Joint Distribution Committee reported here today.

A total of 80 visas, including 30 issued earlier this year, have now been given to the refugees, almost all of whom fled Nazi Germany during the 1930’s and made their way across Europe and Asia to Shanghai, only city which would permit them to remain. Interned behind barbed wire by the Japanese during World War II, they were kept alive only by the aid of J.D.C. Classified as DP’s under the U.S. DP Act of 1950, the refugees will be brought to this country through the cooperation of J.D.C., the International Refugee Organization and the United Service for New Americans.