Jewish Agency to Start Transfer of Jews from Hong Kong

The immigration to Israel of the 600 to 700 Jews from all parts of the world who are now in Hong Kong will begin in a month, a Jewish Agency spokesman told newsmen today. Preparations are already under way to move them from Hong Kong in groups of 50 each month.

The spokesman reported that immigration continues from Bulgaria, via Italy, and that an average of 70 Bulgarian Jews arrive in Israel each month. Air transportation for immigrants from Persia will be inaugurated for the winter to replace overland travel which cannot be resumed via Turkey until next spring.

Also, the spokesman said the Agency had appealed to the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, which meets in New York Sunday, to allocate $250,000 a year from German reparations p0ayments due it for the establishment and maintenance of a spiritual memorial to the martyred Jews of Europe.

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