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Jews to Be Exchanged for Germans Are Palestinians and Holders of Palestine Visas

The exchange of 282 Jews interned in Germany for 111 Germans interned by the Allies in the Middle East may take place in Istanbul during this week-end, Jewish organizations here were advised today.

The group of Jews which is en route from German concentration camps to Istanbul is composed of Palestine residents who were stranded in Germany and German-occupied countries and of holders of Palestine immigration certificates, it was reported here today. They have been interned in the “Jewish camps” which the Nazis established in Westbrook and in Belsinbergen.

During two previous exchanges of Nazi-interned Jews for Allied-interned Germans, the number of Germans released in exchange for Palestinians was larger than the number of Jews released by the Germans. The Allies have been pressing for the balance. This explains why the number of Jews to be exchanged now is larger than the number of Germans.