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Britain Refuses to Feed Displaced Jews in Bergen-belsen; Laguardia Promises Intervention

The Board of Deputies of British Jews today received a communication from Fiorello H. LaGuardia, head of the UNRRA, promising to raise with British authorities the question of displaced Jews who have recently arrived in the Bergen-Belsen camp and who are refused food by the military administration.

The British administration, it was learned here, maintains that these Jews are “infiltrees” who entered the British zone from Poland and other countries without permission. They are not recognized by the camp authorities as persons who were “displaced” before the end of the war.

The Board of Deputies has appealed to the Food Ministry here to allow it to collect rations among Jews in England who would be willing to sacrifice part of their rationed food for the benefit of the displaced Jews in Bergen-Belsen.