London (Jul. 5)
There are about 130,000 Jews in the zones in Germany held by British and American troops, of whom at least 50,000 are from Poland, it was estimated here today by Rabbi Klepfish, Jewish chaplain with the Polish armed forces, upon his arrival from Germany.
Jewish soldiers of all the Allied forces are doing their utmost to help the liberated Jews who are still in the camps, the chaplain reported. The situation of these Jews is tragio, he said. They are still suffering from starvation, and mortality among them from malnutrition is high. They also lack clothing.
The majority of the liberated Jews are between 20 and 40 years old, Rabbi Flepfish estimated. He said that more than 1,000 Polish Jews are still in Dauhau; 1,000 of them, including eight thousand women, are still in Bergen-Belsen; more than 1,000 women are in Salzwedel; 3,000 in Celle and more than 1,000 – mostly women – are in Diepholz, near Osnabrueck. There are also about 1,000 scattered in villages around Brunswick and Bremen.