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1,680 Jewish Refugees, Including Children from Buchenwaid, Will Leave for Palestine

A transport of 1,600 Jewish refugees, including the 92 children from Buchenwald who were placed in the care of a non-Jewish agency by the French Government, will leave France for Palestine within the next ten days, it was announced today by David Sealtiel, representative of the Jewish Agency here.

Among the 1,600 will be 670 internees from Bergen-Belsen, who were scheduled to be expelled this week from a Swiss internment camp to an UNRRA camp in Italy. Other passengers will include 80 internees from Switzerland who were recently tansferred to an American camp in Metz and children and adults from France.

Exit permits have been secured under an agreement between the French Government and the Intergovernmental Refugee Committee, Sealtiel said. Transportation will be furnished by SHAEF.