New York (Sep. 24)
Three representatives of the American Jewish Conference will go abroad to work with UNRRA for the rehabilitation of displaced Jews in the American zone of occupation in Germany and Austria, the conference announced today. Herbert H. Lehman, UNRRA director general, in a letter to the conference gave the go-ahead signal on the project, which was originally broached to the War Departmet by the conference early in May, soon after V-E day, and later submitted to UNRRA.
In addition to three already named, the conference will appoint three other representatives, two of whom are now in Europe engaged in similar work, as soon. as they can be released from their present assignments. The three persons accredited today are: Major Alfred Fleishman of St. Louis, Mo., who has relinquished his post as Chief of the Special Projects Branch, Office of the Air Surgeon, in Washington. Hans Lamm of New York, who is now assistant to the director of the American Zionist Emergency Council and Dean Samuel L. Sar of Yeshiva College in New York City, who did extensive work in Europe to promote and revitalize Jewish religious and educational institutions after the last World War.
The primary objective of the conference representatives in Germany will be to restore the morale of Jewish displaced persons, who are reportedly in despair at the prospect of continued residence in camps where their friends and relatives perished, the announcement said.