LONDON (Jul. 5)
With 600 refugees transferred from the Miranda refugee camp in Spain to a “temporary refugee shelter” in North Africa, the Spanish authorities are now rearranging the camp, which is in northern Spain, to accommodate hundreds of other refugees who are expected to flee from France and Belgium across the Pyrenees, it was learned here today.
The new influx of illegal refugees is expected in connection with the new wave of terror which the German authorities have now started throughout France as a result of the progress of the Allied invasion. Jews are being rounded up in all parts of France and house-to-house searches for hidden Jews are being conducted on a twenty four hour basis.
It was revealed here today that an agreement between the UNRRA and a number of governments of Europe, including Russia, has been drafted in London covering the repatriation and resettlement of the millions of people who lost their homes when they became refugees, deportees or forced laborers. Officers of the UNRRA here who are studying the question estimate that there are about 30,000,000 uprooted persons who will be in need of repatriation and settlement.
Of this total, 4,000,000 are Jews. The UNRRA officers consider the resettlement of uprooted Jews one of the most difficult parts of their program, since it is not known yet whether many of them can be repatriated to their countries of origin, or whether they will agree to such repatriation.