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First Transport of Jewish Immigrants Leaves Vienna for United States

The first transport of twenty-eight Austrian Jews, composed of close relatives of American citizens, left Vienna today for the United States as “preferred” immigrants.

There are more than 1,000 Jews in Vienna with relatives in the U.S. who have registered for American visas, but for the time being visas are being granted only to displaced people under the directive issued by President Truman.

A rest home for Austrian Jewish children whose parents were murdered by the Nazis in concentration camps, ghettos and crematoriums was opened this week in Saint Gilgan by the American Joint Distribution Committee.