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Group Needs Funds for German Exiles

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Some 7,500 members of German academic and professional groups are attempting to establish a new existence beyond the borders of Germany declared the Emergency Committee in Aid of Displaced German Scholars, 2 West Forty-fifth street, in a statement issued Saturday.

More than 1,300 scholars were discharged by the Hitler government. Nearly 700 of them have already left Germany or are likely to leave soon. From 5,200 to 5,500 professional people have also left because they have no means of livelihood in Germany.

Nearly 7,000 students have had to leave German schools before the completion of their studies. Fifteen hundred of them have sought refuge outside the country, the statement explains.

Many of the exiled scholars have found positions when scholarships and other grants were offered them. Substantial funds are needed, the committee says, for the permanent security of the professional workers.

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