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Swiss Government Changes Decision on Refugees; Permits Them to Remain in Switzerland

The 1,670 Jewish refugees who were admitted to Switzerland from the Nazi Bergen-Belsen camp and from Theresienstadt will not be transported to an UNRRA camp in Italy as had been requested by Swiss authorities, it was learned here today.

Jewish leaders who intervened for these refugees were notified today by the Swiss Government that they may remain in Switzerland until the time when they can either proceed to Palestine or return to their countries of origin.