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165 Reich Refugees Find Haven in Venezuela

March 16, 1939
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A party of 165 German Jewish refugees from Hamburg were refused permission to land at Georgetown, British Guiana, and were subsequently given haven in Venezuela under special conditions banning them from all but agricultural pursuits, it was officially announced here tonight. Recently 86 German Jews who could not get into the island of Trinidad were similarly accepted in this country. The Government announced, however, that no more such humanitarian concessions would be made, and only those who sought entry through regular channels would be received.

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