Brazil Accepted 1,700 Egyptian Jews; 6,000 Admitted to France

Brazil has accepted some 1,700 Egyptian Jewish refugees who are proving to be excellent administrative and white collar workers, Moses Leavitt, executive vice president of the Joint Distribution Committee, said today

Mr.Leavitt also told a press conference here that Jews were leaving Egypt in a regular emigration at the rate of several hundred a month through the International Red Cross. There are now some 6,000 Egyptian Jewish refugees in France where they are allowed to work, he reported.

Discussing the situation of Polish Jews repatriated from the Soviet Union who are not allowed to leave Poland, he said some 25,000 Polish Jews had emigrated to Israel since the present Polish regime decided to permit such departures. For North African Jews, he declared, the political situation was better and the economic situation worse in Morocco and Tunis. He said the JDC was caring mainly for children in those areas with food and clinics.

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