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East European Jews Flee Germany

December 3, 1923
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The emigration of East-European Jews from Germany which began following the economic crisis, the end of August, has increased enormously since the disturbances in Berlin and Bavaria in November. Six thousand Jews had left Berlin alone since the beginning of September, it is learned, and probably more than 10,000 have fled from the whole of Germany.

The majority have proceeded to Poland and France. A considerable number have also gone over-seas, not only to the Americas but to the Belgian and Danish colonies.

East-European Jews working in the Ruhr and Rhineband have decreased until there number is less than 1,000, 8,000 or 9,000 having gone to the Belgian and French coal districts in the devastated areas.

Some Jewish emigrants from Germany as well as from Poland have gone to Portugal. Reports received from this country show the situation there is difficult as there are no opportunities for employment and no organization able to assist the refugees. Those already there strongly advise and warn others to avoid Portugal.

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