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China Assures Unrra That Jewish Refugees Will Not Be Deported from Shanghai

December 24, 1945
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The Chinese Government appears ready to reconsider the order under which thousands of Jewish refugees from Germany and Austria would have been deported from Shanghai, it was reported today by the American Jewish Conference.

“It is confidently anticipated that the order, as it applies to Jews, will be countermanded shortly.” the Conference said. It revealed that its Washington representative “drew the attention of the UNRRA to the situation in Shanghai and was assured categorically that the deportation order would not be implemented by the Chinese Government.” UNRRA has already registered its objections, the Conference announcement emphasized.

It disclosed that the American Jewish Conference and the World Jewish Congress have sent a letter to the Chinese Embassy in Washington requesting that the Chinese Government issue specific orders exempting Jewish refugees from the application of the deportation decree.

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