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Parley Debates Exiles’ Future

February 1, 1935
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The fate of the German-Jewish refugees in this country and of the Saar refugees slowly trickling into France was discussed here today at a joint meeting of representatives of interested German, French and Jewish organizations, which was addressed by James G. McDonald, League of Nations High Commissioner for German refugees.

Permits for the German-Jewish refugees to enable them to remain in France without the fear of being shipped back to Germany or expelled from France was one of the chief topics considered.

Raymond Lambert, secretary of the international committee for refugees, announced that the French government would soon issue regulations for separating political refugees from other emigrants; a measure which would ensure the politicals an asylum in France.

All those at the meeting contended that the League was honor bound to care for the Saar refugees and to deal with the entire problem of German exiles. High Commissioner McDonald was asked to present this viewpoint to the League.

Mr. McDonald replied, however, that in view of the present difficult political situation, “it would be very hard indeed for the League to undertake such a protectorate for German refugees.”

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