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Negotiations to Settle Displaced Jews in Latin-america Reported by Unrra Official

Lt. Col, Charles I. Schottland, assistant director in charge of UNRRA relief services in Germany, today told a press conference here that conversations are in progress “on different levels” concerning the settlement of displaced Jews in South America and other countries.

The UNRRA official, who has just returned from Germany where he was formerly chief of the processing center section of the displaced persons’ branch of SNAFF, estimated that there are 80,000 displaced Jews in camps in Germany. He said that their situation must be improved. The Intergevernmental Committee on Refugees, he stated, is now in the process of attempting, to work out plans for persons who cannot be repatriated to their native lands.

Lt. Col. Schottland emphasized that most of the 80,000 displaced Jews want to go to Palestine or to South American countries. He said that special camps are being set up for Jews who cannot or do not wish to be repatriated to their countries of origin. The majority of these are deportees from Poland. There are also approximately 7,000 Jews from Hungary, Rumania and Czecheslovakia.