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War Dept. and Unrra Urged to Name Contact Officers for Displaced Jews

The War Department and the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration have been urged to name Jewish liaison officers and contact man in the American occupation zone in Germany in order to help meet the needs of the thousands of displaced Jews, whose situation is described as “deplorable,” it was disclosed today by the American Jewish Conference.

In separate memorandums to UNRRA and the War Department, the conference asserted that the displaced Jews are bewildered by “their continued detention and neglect,” and suggested that the Army appoint contact officers and UNRRA name a special welfare division to keep in closo touch with the displaced Jews and “help recrientate them in the post-war world.”