Dachau, Germany (May. 11)
The blue-and-white Zionist flag is flying from the watchtower of this former dread concentration camp, alongside the banners of the United Nations, a Jewish Telegraphic Agency correspondent found upon his arrival here today to observe how the Jewish survivors were faring 11 days after their liberation by U. S. troops.
The Americans are facing heavy odds in cleaning up the horrible conditions that the Germans left here, and many things still cry out for improvement. However, 1,000 of the 2,539 Jews have been hospitalized and Dr. Benjamin Zacharin, a well known (##) surgeon who is working in the camp hospital, told the correspondent that most of them will survive with proper care.
All of the inmates, Jews and non-Jews, are eager to leave the camp, but that will not be possible for some time as there are 500 cases of typhus fever here, Of the Jews, about 800 come from Poland, 600 from lithuania and small groups from Hungary, France, Belgium and Holland. Another 2,000 Lithuanian Jews are reported to be in a camp in the Tyrol.
Jews, as such, are not represented on the international camp committee, yet have established a Zionist “center” headed by Chaim Kagan of Kaunas, former chief of the statistical office of the Kaunas municipality. Mr. Kagan said that all of the lionists in the camp desire to go to Palestine and asked Zionist leaders to facilitate their immigration.