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Less Than 100 Jews. Will Be in First Berlin Shipment Despite Consul’s Assurances

Despite assurances given last week by United States Consul Carlos Warner that 150 Jewish immigrants would leave Berlin in the first transport of immigrants under President Truman’s order facilitating immigration from the American zone of Germany, less than 100 immigrants, including about 20 percent non-Jews, are expected to leave, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency learned today.

The chief difficulties at the consulate here seem to be poor organization and a lack of properly trained personnel. Many details in the processing line have still not been established and many prospective immigrants have not been notified in advance to appear at the consulate for examination. A cubicle for questioning visa applicants was built only two days ago.