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2,000 Jews from German Camps Gathered in Tyrol Awaiting Opportunity to Emigrate

Approximately two thousand Jews, originally scattered all over Europe, have in the past several weeks arrived in the Tyrol. They are waiting–most of them–for a chance to move on to new permanent homes in Palestine, the United States, Brazil and France.

Since they do not want to go back to their former homes, they have come here-on foot, in trucks, and on bicycles – from such infamous places as Dachau, Buchenwald, Auschwitz, and Mauthausen. They travelled here, not because of any special connections with the Tyrol–most of them had never seen the region before–but because this area is a little wedge in between several countries, and they figured their chances of crossing another international boundary would be better here than other places they might have gone.