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  • Hias Cables $25,000 for Refugee Transportation from Spain and Portugal

    To facilitate the departure of new groups of Jewish refugees from Portugal and Spain for Central and South American countries, the Hebrew Sheltering and Immigrant Aid Society today cabled 500,000 Escudos, approximately $25,000, to the HIAS-ICA Emigration Association headquarters in Lisbon, it was announced here by Isaac L. Asofsky, executive director. The amount was remitted… More ▸

  • Jews in Czech Protectorate Permitted to Send Letters to Portugal

    Jews in the Czech Protectorate will henceforth be permitted to send one letter monthly to people residing in Spain and in Portugal, Nazi authorities in Prague announced. The letters are not to exceed 100 words each and can be sent only after permission is granted by the chief of police in Prague through whom the… More ▸

  • Rumania Sentences Portuguese Consul to Hard Labor for Helping Jews

    Panait Theodosathos, honorary Portuguese consul in Braila, Rumania, has been sentenced by a Rumanian court to one year at hard labor one year at hard labor on the charge that he issued forged Portuguese passports to stateless Jews in Rumania in order to help them evade anti-Jewish laws, the German official news agency DNB reported… More ▸

  • Jewish Museum Opened in Portugal on Site of Ancient Synagogue

    The first museum in Portugal containing exhibits of Jewish culture and history will be opened soon at Tomar on the site of the old synagogue there, which predates the expulsion of the Jews in the fifteenth century. The individual who owned the property has presented the museum to the Portuguese Government. More ▸

  • Portuguese Government Grants Legal Status to All Refugees As New Year’s Gift

    The Portuguese Government has expressed its sympathy with persecuted Jews by issuing a New Year order under which all refugees who entered the country illegally, whether they are at present in hiding or in prison, are to be given full legal status as transit travelers and will be allowed to live unmolested in the coastal… More ▸

  • Two Portuguese Steamers Land New Groups of Jewish Refugees in Philadelphia

    Two groups of Jewish rofugees from Nazi-occupied lands arrived here today on the steamers Serpa Pinto and San Thome, which sailed from Lisbon, Portugal. They were met at the pier by representatives of the Hebrew Sheltering and Immigrant Aid Society of New York who routed them to relatives and friends in various parts of the… More ▸

  • Emigration of Refugees Through Portugal Continues, Hias Announces

    The number of refugees in Spain and Portugal has substantially increased since the Nazi occupation of the whole of France, it was reported today by the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society on the basis of cabled advices received from the Lisbon office of the Hias-Ica Emigration Association. “Several days after the occupation of southern France, the… More ▸

  • Jewish Refugees Who Were Stranded in Portugal and Spain Arrive in Baltimore

    Five hundred and fifty-seven refugees from Nazism who had been stranded in Portugal and unoccupied France, arrived here last night aboard the Portuguese liner, S.S. Nyassa. The Nyassa left Lisbon, Portugal, on July 10, put in at Casablanca, French Morocco, several days later to pick up the bulk of her passengers who had been transferred… More ▸

  • Portuguese Steamer Lands 215 Refugees from Europe; Grynszpan’s Lawyer Aboard

    Isidor Frankel, one of the lawyers employed in the defense of Hershl Grynszpan, the Jewish youth from Poland who assassinated the Nazi diplomat Ernst von Rath in Paris before the outbreak of the war, was among the 215 refugees who arrived here today on the Portuguese steamer Guine from Lisbon. The Guine’s sailing from Lisbon… More ▸

  • Portuguese Steamer Brings 600 Refugees from Europe; Pierre Dreyfus Aboard

    More than 600 refugees from Europe, the majority of them Jews, arrived here today on the Portuguese ship Serpa Pinto. They included a number of children whose parents are in Nazi concentration camps. Pierre Dreyfus, son of the famous Capt. Alfred Dreyfus, was one of the passengers. The vessel’s voyage from Lisbon to New York… More ▸