London (Dec. 27)
The German Red Cross is to be revived in the British zone in Germany and will be authorized by the British authorities to take care of Jews “until a Jewish welfare society has been set up,” it was reported here today by Reuters, a British news agency.
“Medical teams serving wherever possible under the supervision of the British Red Cross workers will work with German medical officers treating refugees,” the announcement said. “The whole organization is being de-Nazified and all higher ranks will be replaced by approved personnel.”
A German Catholic society, the Caritas Verband, and a German Protestant Mission will also be revived in the British zone, the report stated. Their activities will include social, religious, educational and medical welfare, and they will also deal with many refugee problems, including communal feeding during the winter.
The British radio today reported that a central search office for displaced persons from all over Germany will start functioning in February with the help of the Red Cross.