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Plight of Viennese Jews Discussed at Conference with U.S. Army Representatives

Discrimination against Jews in the allocation of apartments, business licenses and food rations was discussed today with American military representatives here by a delegation of the Vienna Jewish community.

Acting upon an invitation from Gen. Mark Clark, American representative on the Allied Control Commission for Austria, the delegation, which was headed by David Erill, chairman of the Jewish community council, presented written and verbal evidence of the plight of the Viennese Jews.

Brig, Gen. Lester D. Flory, who received the Jewish group in the absence of Gen. Clark, who is in the United States, suggested that detailed proposals for remedying the situation be prepared and presented to Gen. Clark upon his return. At the same time, Gen. Flory emphasized that the matter would have to be discussed with the other three powers on the control commission, and that any action would have to come from the Austrian Government.

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