Lady Harriet Jephson

Altheim, Germany

Altheim, Germany

I went to the Polizei-Amt, a dreary little house, and found both yard and staircase crammed with people. After waiting a long time in the queue I had to beat a retreat, the neighbourhood of Polish Jews being too overpowering! In the afternoon I ventured again with the same result. They say Holland is crammed with refugees, and the hotels so full that people are sleeping on billiard tables even. We are allowed to choose between Switzerland and Holland.

German papers express deepest disappointment that Italy has not been “ehrlich” (honourable) to her “Dreibund,” and yet (extraordinary people) the Germans blame us for being true to ours.

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