COPENHAGEN (Nov. 14)
Three hundred exit visas were recently given to Polish Jews who have already left that country to settle elsewhere–and this in spite of an official order published by the Polish government after the big Jewish exodus of 1969 directing emigration officers not to authorize further Jewish exit visas. This was revealed by Arne Christensen , chairman of the “Danish Refugees Help Committee” at a press conference held here Friday night.
Christensen also revealed that only 100 Jews came to Denmark and an additional 200 Polish Jews went elsewhere: 28 to Israel, some 40 to Germany where most of them had reparations payments waiting and pending, and the rest to the United States, Australia and Canada. Christensen also said that the Committee’s budget had grown from $100,000 in 1968 to $28 million in 1971. It is expected that next year’s budget will be somewhat smaller because many refugees have been already allowed to leave and find new homes.