Ben-gurion Impressed by Gen. Eisenhower’s Attitude Towards Displaced Jews

David Ben-Gurion, chairman of the executive of the Jewish Agency, today revealed here that during his visit this week to the Jewish camps in Germany he was received at Gen. Eisenhower’s headquarters in Frankfurt and was very much impressed by the General’s “understanding and helpful attitude” with regard to problems concerning the displaced Jews.

“General Eisenhower shows great good will,” Ben-Gurion reported. “He is aware of the fact that the Jewish survivors must go to Palestine.”

The Zionist leader said that the physical and moral conditions of the displaced Jews is better than he expected to find them, but there is still much room for improvement. The main problem, he emphasized, is lack of a vocational training program. The American military authorities, he stated, are being helpful in overcoming this. They are requisitioning German workshops and placing them at the disposal of the displaced Jews.

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