Leipzig, Germany (Jun. 3)
The saddest people among the hundreds of thousends of displaced persons who are being collected at concentration centers throughout Germany for repatriation to their homelands are the Jews.
Deportees and refugees of all nationality arriving at one of the 150 camps which have been set up at Leipzig to care for such persons have their affairs handled by a liaison officer named by their governments. But there is no liaison officer for Jews as such.
The Jews are heartsick at the thought of being mixed in with anti-Semitic Groups, and the officers in charge do not know what disposition is to be made of them. I addition, almost every Jew has a knawing personal search for relatives, with the chances one out of 1,000 that they escaped extermination.
For instance, there is Pepi Berger who, miraculously, suoceeded in keeping her two daughters with her. She stepped everyone who had been at Buchenwald to inquire whether, parhaps, her ten-year-old son was among the 400 children found there. Finally, the elder daughter walked days until she got to Buchemald. But she found so trace of her brother or her father. Both were probably cremated.
All these pitiful survivors can do is remain in the camp, watching other people leave for home, while they hope that the nations of the world will find a place for them.