Reports from Italy today said that panic prevailed among Jews, especially among refugees from the Reich and Poland. The former feared deportation to the Reich if Italy entered the war and the latter feared being cut off from emigration to Palestine.
The Palestine office in Trieste was besieged by hundreds of refugees from Poland who clamored for Palestine immigration permits. The Palestine office was in telegraphic communication with the Zionist Executive in Jerusalem, urging the securing of a maximum number of entry permits before the Mediterranean became closed to navigation.
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