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Countries Neighboring on Germany Expected to Provide Winter Haven for Jewish Dp’s

Countries neighboring on Germany will be asked to provide a temporary haven for displaced Jews during the winter months, under a plan now being prepared by Rabbi Philip S. Bernstein, advisor on Jewish affairs to Lt. Gen. Joseph T. McNarney, American military commander in Europe.

The plan is still in its early stages, and while the details have not been disclosed, it is known that the Army is interested in the plan because it would reduce the number of refugees entering the American zone. It was stressed, however, that even if the plan is adopted, it would not change the American policy of keeping the borders open. Furthermore, it would be only temporary, since plans for permanent settlement must be established at a higher diplomatic level.

Meanwhile, it was learned here that Jewish leaders are keeping a close watch on several sub-standard camps established by the Army to handle the large number of refugees who have been flocking into the American zone, One of the camps is located at Cham, on the Czech border, and the other at Landshut, 50 miles northeast of Munich. The Jews are housed in large tents. However, it was pointed out that both camps are well supplied with food.

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