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Unrra Director Admits Bad Conditions at Camp Which Jewish Dp’s Refused to Enter

UNRRA camp director Albert Goldman has admitted that conditions at the Babenhausen camp, which led to a sit-down strike by 2,000 Jewish DP’s this week, were bad, but said that every effort was being made to improve them.

The DP’s, most of whom recently arrived from Poland, refused to leave the trains carrying them from a transient center at Landshut when they saw the condition of the Babenhausen camp, which formerly housed prisoners of war.

After pleas by Jewish chaplains, relief workers and Lt. Gen. Geoffrey Keyes, commander of the U.S. Third Army, most of the refugees agreed to detrain. About 150 who refused will probably be compelled to return to Poland.