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J.D.C. to Open Offices in Berlin; Berlin Radio Interviews Jewish Community Leaders

An office of the Joint Distribution Committee will be established shortly in Berlin, it was announced today by J.D.C. headquarters here. Philip Skorneck is proceeding to Berlin to remain there as permanent J.D.C. representative, the announcement said.

Leaders of the Jewish community in Berlin, interviewed today over the Berlin radio on the situation of the Jews in the city, stated that there are at present about 6,000 Jews in Berlin, of whom 1,200 have returned from concentration camps, 1,500 lived in hiding before the capture of the city, and the remainder are either children of mixed marriages or Jews married to non-Jews.

The former offices of the Berlin Jewish community on Oranienburger Street have been converted into a hostel for Jewish refugees, and four places of worship have been opened for the Jews in Berlin, they said.