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First Jewish Refugee to Be Granted Cyprus Visa Leaves Italy; Will Represent Agency

May 23, 1947
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The first Jewish refugee to be given a visa for Cyprus left here today for the island, where more than 13,000 visaless Jews are confined.

He is Zwi Brik, former director of the Palestine Office in Lithuania, who sailed from Naples to become the Jewish Agency’s immigration and welfare representative. Brik, who has been serving as a member of the executive committee of the Jewish Refugees Organization here, was accompanied by his wife and children.

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