Walldorf August 25, 1940|
A few days ago, we received the following notice from the American Consulate in
"Due to a change of circumstances, it is now necessary to reassess those
immigration applications that had already been approved, as being insufficient.
In many cases, this approval will, undoubtedly, have to be rescinded. We are
therefore advising you not to make any preparations for such a trip or, if you
have already made such steamship reservations, to cancel them until you hear
from this consulate again. That should avoid financial losses for you or your
American Vice Consul"
As you can see, our emigration will not go as fast as imagined and we regret
you will be disappointed. In any case, the journey via Russia - Japan [which
was one escape route they had considered] will no longer be possible. It is
totally uncertain whether or when such a possibility will exist again. The
steamship lines via Lisbon or Pyraeus are no longer open from here, inasmuch as
there are no transit visas through Switzerland and Italy at the moment...