Australian Jews Protest Against Increased Admission of Germans

Alarmed at the increased immigration of Germans to this country which brings many Nazis into Australia despite the official screening, the Executive Council of Australian Jewry today sent a protest to the Australian Government and requested an audience for Jewish leaders with members of the Cabinet on this subject.

The Council also advised its affiliated bodies to organize protest meetings against the immigration agreement between Australia and Germany. The Jewish community is deeply shocked by the agreement signed recently in Bonn by Australian Immigration Minister Harold Holt which provides for the admission of 10,000 German families next year and an even larger number for each of the following four years, beside the 12,000 who arrived here recently. The 54,000 member community views with alarm the growth of the German element in Australia which threatens shortly to swamp the Jews by numbers alone.

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