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Army Prepares Large Center in Germany to Care for Immigrants Bound for U.S.

The U.S. Army’s emigrant center here has sufficient facilities to take care at one time of 1,600 prospective immigrants to the United States, Colonel Charles Johnson, commandant of the station, told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency today.

The Army is accepting full responsibility for the immigrants, including feeding and housing them, until their embarkation, when the War Shipping Administration will take over. At the center they will live in the former German Army “Von Tirpitz” barracks, which have been described by Colonel Johnson as three-story, comfortable structures. He also said that a children’s playground is being added to the station’s facilities.

The first group of 95 men, women, and children from Berlin are expected here Monday morning. Later on Monday another 250 will arrive from Frankfurt. On Wednesday a shipment of several hundred is expected from Munich and Stuttgart.

The former troop transport Marine Flasher, which is now on the high seas, is expected here on May 7 and will leave two days later for the United States with the first boat load of immigrants. The second group will begin arriving at the Bremen station between May 4 and May 7, and will depart aboard the Marine Perch a week later. The third and subsequent shipments are scheduled to leave about a week apart, according to Colonel Johnson.

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