London (May. 2)
Professor “X”, a Jew whose name cannot be given for security reasons, has been named Lord Mayor of Weimar, which adjoins the Buchenwald concentration camp from which he was liberated a few days ago, the Daily Express reports.
The paper quotes the U.S. military governor of the area, Major William Brown, as stating that “We will try at least at Weimar to found a new Germany based on freedom and peace. Weimar was the seat of the post-World War I German constitutional assembly which gave its name to the pre-Hitler republic.
A News-Chronicle correspondent in Germany, reporting on a visit to the Sandborstel camp, says that 243 children there, most of them Jewish, owe their lives “and what remains of their health” to one of the heroes of the camp, Oscar Friedman, a Belgian war prisoner, who, because he was a Jew, was sent to the worst camps.
When the demoralised children arrived at the camp, the correspondent says, they were the prey of criminal elements among them who sought to curry favor with the guards by killing their companions, thus securing larger food rations. Friedman, he says, “taught the boys the value of sticking together and organized their rations.”