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Jewish Agency Memorandum Says $45,000,000 May Be Needed to Transport, Resettle 100,000

Between $35,000,000 and $45,000,000 in international assistance will be required in 1946 to transport and resettle in Palestine 100,000 displaced Jews from Europe, according to the memorandum submitted to President Truman by the U.S. members of the Jewish Agency, which was released yesterday.

About $8,000,000 to $10,000,000 will be needed for transportation, it said, $15,000,000 to $20,000,000 for maintenance, medical care, rehabilitation and training, and $12,000,000 to $15,000,000 for immediate clothing and minimum household utensils and furniture. The memorandum asked that German reparations be used to pay for the care of Jewish orphans.

All the employables among the 100,000, estimated at about 55,000, can be absorbed into agriculture and industry, the memorandum said, while 25,000 will be children and the others have relatives who will care for them. It pointed out that UNRRA and the U.S. Army is now assisting these people in Europe and comparable assistance will be required when they reach Palestine.

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