Paraguay Admits 100 Jewish Refugees Deported from Argentina
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Paraguay Admits 100 Jewish Refugees Deported from Argentina

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Active intervention on the part of the American can Joint Distribution Committee resulted today in an announcement that the Government of Paraguay is willing to admit some 100 German-Jewish refugees who were threatened with deportation from Argentina by Nov. 12, after having wandered for about ten months after leaving France, without being admitted anywhere.

One group of 35 refugees arrived in Argentina about a fortnight ago on the Spanish freighter Cabo Buena Esperanza. they had left France last January for Brazil but had been imprisoned at Dakar for five months in a concentration camp. During these five months their visas had expired and Brazil subsequently refused to admit them. They were permitted to land in Argentina, but acting President Ramon Costillo ordered them deported and set Nov. 12 as the deportation date. Another group of 65 Jewish refugees, similarly imprisoned at Dekar, reached Argentina shores last week and faced a similar fate. Sufficient funds were raised to guarantee the Paraguayan authorities that the refugees will not become public charges when admitted to Paraguay.

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