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Refugees in Shanghai Appeal to American Jews for Aid in Entering U.S.

December 12, 1947
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Despite the fact that about half of the 15,000 Jewish refugees stranded in this Chinese port city during the war have emigrated ## been repatriated, there seems to be little hope for the speedy emigration of ### 2,000 Jewish men and women who are classified under the Polish quota.

The greatest part of this group desire to enter the United States, but since a Polish quota is very small and thousands of DP’s in Germany and elsewhere in ##ope have applied for entrance on the same quota, it is expected to take many years ##ore the Shanghai refugess will be admitted. They are appealing to Jewish organizations and leaders in the U.S. to carry their case to the government and the ##blic, in an effort to open the doors of the U.S.

Most of the “Polish quota DP’s,” as the group is known, were German citizens ##hose birthplaces are in territory ceded to Poland under the terms of the Versailles treaty. Many of their older children, born in post-war Germany and therefor classified under the German quota have been admitted to the U.S. and are prepared to ##cept their parents in their new homes.

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