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British Military Ignore Unveiling of Memorial in British Zone to Murdered Jews

The absence of representatives of the British military authorities aroused bitter comments today at a ceremony here marking the unveiling of a memorial to Jewish prisoners of concentration camps buried in the nearby woods.

Representatives of the Belsen Jewish central committee and anti-Fascist organizations spoke at the ceremony while two youthful Jews wearing concentration camp clothing and holding burning candles flanked the memorial as a guard of honor. German municipal authorities sent representatives.

The Jewish victims were part of a group of concentration camp inmates on their way to Belsen from another camp a few days before the liberation. When Allied planes attacked their train, some of the prisoners escaped, only to be shot down by SS troopers.