Food Sent from Britain to Jews in German Camps; Inter-camp Communications Set Up

A consignment of food and religious objects was sent from here today to various camps in Germany as a result of an appeal telephoned from the Bergen-Belsen camp by rabbis attached to a relief unit of the Jewish Committee for Relief Abroad.

The rabbis reported that, with the assistance and cooperation of military government authorities, they have organized synagogues and various group activities throughout the camp. They disclosed that a conference of representatives of camps for displaced persons in the British and American zones was held at Belsen and arranged machinery by which lists of survivors and other information could be exchanged. Under present arrangements, they said, it is possible for individual parcels to be sent to persons in the camps.

At the same time, it was learned here that Eliahu Dobkin, chief of the immigration section of the Jewish Agency, who is now in London, is leaving tonight for the continent on a tour of camps in Germany, as well as Jewish communities in France, Belgium and Switzerland. He has received permission from Washington to visit all camps in American-occupied territory. Mr. Dobkin said that while in the camps he will distribute 1,000 of the last 2,200 Palestine immigration certificates remaining under the white Paper quota.

The Chief Rabbi’s Emergency Council announced today that it has sent 75,000 bins of food to Czechoslovakia, mainly to Theresienstadt, and 30,000 tins to Belgium, Polland and France. It has also dispatched 30,000 garments, 40 Sefer Torahs and 4 mile synagogues to the continent.

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