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Charge South Africa Treats Jews As Asiatics

August 27, 1923
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The fifth Congress of the South African Jewish Board of Deputies unanimously adopted a resolution protecting against the restrictions upon immigration which, it is charged, are mainly applied to Jews.

Prior to the adoption of this resolution a report was presented by Mr. Hersch of Johannensburg, showing the authorities applied to Jewish immigrants from Europe the section of the immigration act relating to the exclusion of Asiatics. This, M. Hersch declared, practically suspended all immigration of Jews.

From January to March 1923 only ten Jewish immigrants were admitted. During April and May a total of 21 were permitted to enter. The total of Europeans admitted is 1248, he declared.

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