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Harrison’s Report Lauded As “constructive Service” to U.S. and Jews

Expressing American Jewry’s gratitude for General Eisenhower’s energetic action to improve conditions of displaced Jews in American-occupied Germany and Austria, Dr. Israel Goldstein, co-chairman of the American Jewish Conference, at the same time declared, in a statement issued today, that Earl G. Harrisen’s report to President Truman had been a constructive service to the American people and the Jews of the world.

General Eisenhower had pointed out, in his reply to President Truman on the charges contained in the Harrison report, that he had acted upon Dr. Goldstein’s July 25 recommendation that non-repatriable Jews be separated from other stateless people and placed in exclusively Jewish centers. “It is undoubtedly true that General Eisenhower has acted with the best will in the world, and that he has secured improvements in the administration of camps where displaced Jews are housed, but there have been tines when his directives have not been carried out,” said Dr. Goldstein.