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  • 1,200 Jewish Internees En Route from Mauritius to Palestine

    Immigration and health officials of the Palestine Government today left for Egypt to meet at the Suez Canal a ship carrying 1,200 Jews who were interned on the Mauritius for more than four years for attempting to enter Palestine “illegally.” The internees are expected to arrive here at the week-end, and will be admitted as… More ▸

  • First Shipment of Kosher Meat is Received on Mauritius, Refugees Send Thanks to JDC

    Fifty-two hundred pounds of kosher meat supplied by the joint Distribution Committee, the first shipment of its kind to reach 1,300 Jewish refugees detained on the island of Mauritius, has been received by the adults and children there with “great delight” according to L. Gradmann, a representative of the refugee group. A Letter acknowledging the… More ▸

  • 1,300 Jewish Internees on Mauritius Will Be Admitted to Palestine Next Month

    Eliahu Dobkin, head of the immigration department of the Jewish Agency, today announced that the 1,300 Jews who were sent by British authorities from Palestine to the island of Mauritius because they were illegal immigrants are expected to return to Palestine next month under an arrangement between the Jewish Agency and the Palestine Government. More ▸

  • Medical Mission from Paiestine Going to Mauritius to Provide Pre-departure Care

    A medical mission arranged by Jewish institutions here will shortly leave for the island of Mauritius to treat the Jewish refugees interned there before they leave for Palestine, it was reported here today. The British Government announced recently that the internees, most of whom have been held on Mauritius for several years, will be permitted… More ▸

  • Release of Jews from Mauritius Credited to Intervention of Palestine High Commissioner

    The Jewish Agency is taking steps to facilitate the transportation to Palestine of the Jews being released from internment on the island of Mauritius, it was announced here by Moshe Shertok, head of the Agency’s political department. He revealed that Palestine High Commissioner Lord Gort had strongly recommended to the Colonial Office the immediate release… More ▸

  • British Government Decides to Admit to Palestine All Jewish Internees on Mauritius

    The British Government has decided to re-admit to Palestine all Jews who had been deported as illegal immigrants to the island of Mauritius, it was announced yesterday by Colonial Minister Oliver Stanley. He added that he could not promise when the Jewish internees will be transferred from Mouritius to Palestine “in view of formidable transport… More ▸

  • Mauritius Internees nor Permanently Barred from Palestine, Says Colonial Minister

    An indication that the British Government does not consider that the Jewish internees on the island of Mauritius are permanently barred from entering Palestine was given in Commons today by Colonial Minister Col. Oliver Stanley. The internees were sent to Mauritius about three years ago when they attempted to enter Palestine illegally. Replying to members… More ▸

  • Scottish Parliamentarians Urged to Press for Release of Mauritius Internees

    An appeal to all Scottish members of Parliament to press for the release of the 1,500 Jewish refugees who have been interned on the island of Mauritius for more than three years was issued here today by Norman MacLean, former Moderator of the Church of Scotland. Dr. MacLean charges that the internees, who were sent… More ▸