Brussels (Aug. 2)
All Germans, including many refugee Jews, have been ordered struck off the public relief rolls in Holland, under a decree issued by the Ministry of Justice, it was learned here today. A decree barring Germans from owning houses in the Netherlands is also being applied to Jews.
Meanwhile, 445 displaced German Jews who entered Belgium illegally are presenting a problem to Jewish relief authorities here. They had been lodged by the army in camps, but were threatened with return to Germany until the Joint Distribution Committee agreed to guarantee their support, However, the JDC was given only 48 hours to evecaute the refugees from the camps, despite the acute housing shortage here.
The JDC finally succeeded in distributing them in Charlerei, Ghent, Antwerp, Brussels, Tournai and elsewhere, but in many of the places living facilities are meager. At Tourunai, for instance, they are quartered in a large chateau which only has enough beds for the women. The Jewish Agency is providing Palestine immigration certificates for 250 of them, and they are expected to leave by August 15.