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Jewish Officers in South African Units May Transfer to Jewish Brigade

Jewish officers of the South African army, up to the rank of major, will be permitted to apply for a transfer to the new Jewish Brigade, it was reported today by S. M. Kuper, chairman of the Board of Deputies of South African Jews.

Kuper reported to the Board that 9,770 Jews are now serving in the South African forces, of whom 126 have been decorated. To date, there have been 1,074 Jewish casualties, including 265 dead.