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  • Portugal Protests As Brazil Bars Visas to Jews

    The Portuguese authorities have lodged a protest with the Brazilian Government against instructions issued to the Brazilian consulate in Lisbon to discontinue issuance of visas to Jews, even when they are citizens of Portugal, it was learned today. In their protest, the Portuguese authorities emphasize that Jews in Portugal enjoy equal rights and thus the… More ▸

  • Portugal Resumes Issuance of Transit Visas

    Issuance of Portuguese transit visas was renewed today by consulates abroad following an interval of a few weeks during which the consulates were not permitted to issue any visas by order of the central authorities in Lisbon. Portuguese transit visas are being issued by the consuls in Berlin and in Marseille to applicants who can… More ▸

  • Portugal Warns of Internment for Refugees Not Leaving in 2 Weeks

    Portuguese authorities have notified refugees in Lisbon and other Portuguese centers that they must leave the country within two weeks or face internment, it was learned today. The notification affects chiefly those refugees who entered the country on transit visas and were stranded. The authorities indicated that no exception would be made even for refugees… More ▸

  • Refugees in Portugal Face Internment Possibility; 20,000 in Spanish Jails

    Possibility that Jewish and political refugees stranded in Portugal will be interned has arisen to add a new difficulty to the already desperate situation of refugees from Central Europe, it was learned here today. With the new strain created in Lisbon by reports of a prospective German offensive against Gibraltar through the Iberian peninsular, the… More ▸

  • Refugees in Portugal Alarmed As Spain Weighs Passage of Nazi Troops

    Alarm was felt today among the thousands of refugees in Portugal who are awaiting departure for overseas countries in connection with a report circulated there that the Spanish cabinet is holding a special session to consider the question of whether to permit Nazi troops to pass Spain for an attack on the Gibraltar and possibly… More ▸

  • Portugal Expels 423 Refugees to France; Enforced Jewish Community Set Up in Paris

    Four hundred and twenty-three Jewish refugees from Luxemburg, expelled from Portugal, have arrived in Marseille. it was learned here today. This is the first expulsion of Jews from Portugal. The transmigrants, who did not possess the necessary documents for continuing their journey overseas, were sent from Portugal to Hendaye, occupied France, from where they were… More ▸

  • Refugees Strive to Leave Portugal, Fearing Nazi Occupation

    Offices of Jewish relief organizations and of foreign steamship companies here were besieged today with thousands of refugees from Germany, Belgium and France seeking to flee from Portugal as a result of Hitler’s threat of yesterday that he would soon launch increased naval activities against England. The refugees in Portugal, all of whom are awaiting… More ▸

  • Third Group of Expelled Luxemburg Jews Reaches Portugal

    A third trainload of Jewish refugees from Luxemburg arrived at the Portuguese frontier today under escort of Gestapo agents. The refugees will be all owed to stay at a small thermal spas 200 milees from this city. The previous arrivals, who came in two groups of 290 and 150, reacjed Portugal earlier this month, also… More ▸

  • 10,000 Jewish Refugees in Serious Plight in Portugal, Dijour Reports

    There are now more than 10,000 Jewish refugees in Portugal, last European emigration outlet, and the number is steadily increasing, according to Elie Dijour, general secretary of the HIAS-ICA Emigration Association, who arrived here last Friday on the American Export liner Excalibur. Dijour evacuated Paris on June 10, just before the German occupation, proceeded to… More ▸

  • New Book on Jews Published by Portugal Scholar

    Essays on past and present Jewish problems are contained in the newly-published book “Grandeur and Misery of Israel” by Dr. Augusto d’Esaguy, Portuguese Jewish scholar and honorary secretary of the Portuguese Refugee Committee. The book contains penetrating chapters on the fate of Jews in Germany and Poland and also deals at length with the cultural… More ▸