Munich (Oct. 14)
The 1,500 residents of the Neu Freimann camp for Jewish DP’s near here turned out in full force this afternoon to greet Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, who made a brief tour of the camp’s installations.
The U.S. Chief of Staff, who was accompanied by Lieut. Gen. Lucius D. Clay, Deputy Military Governor of the American zone, Maj. Gen. Horace McBride of the Ninth Division and Maj. Gen. Walter Muller, Director of Military Government for Bavaria, was greeted by a large banner across the camp’s gates reading: “Welcome General Eisenhower.”
The general visited the school, where he heard a rendition of “America” in Yiddish and some Palestinian songs. He also inspected the synagogue, tailor shops, hospital and athletic field. He was given a brief report of conditions in the camp by the UNRRA director and commented that “they seem to be living better than a year ago.”
The Neu Freimann camp is a model institution of its type, far superior to most other camps, a fact of which Gen. Eisenhower was apparently unaware.