500 Jews from Poland and Hungary Arriving Weekly in British Zone in Austria
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500 Jews from Poland and Hungary Arriving Weekly in British Zone in Austria

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Jews from Poland and Hungary attempting to reach Palestine are arriving at the rate of 500 weekly in the British zone in Austria, a Vienna dispatch to the Manchester Guardian reports. It adds that the arrivals report that 100,000 are en route. A conference of the four Allied powers is to be held in Vienna this week to discuss the problem.

The newcomers present themselves to the British authorities with a request that they be housed in displaced persons camp until they can proceed to Palestine via Italy, the dispatch says. It points out that there is evidence of organization behind the infiltration, since groups are apparently guided across the frontier, some arrive with knowledge of the camp names and the names of the commanders and many have a definite idea as to just where they want to go.

British authorities have been placed in a difficult position by the wave of nigrants, the correspondent says, because there is not sufficient room in the camps for all of them, and, technically, the arrivals are not displaced persons, although since they refuse to return from whence they came some arrangements have to be made for them. At present about 3,000 are quartered in camps at Judenburg and Trofaiach.

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