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German Soap Made from Bodies of Jews Distributed to Jewish Inmates of Unrra Camps

German-made soap manufactured from fat rendered from Jewish corpses in crematoriums has been found among recently arrived immigrants from Europe presently confined in the Athlit clearance camp. They said that they had been given the soap, the wrapper of which indicated its content, while in UNRRA camps in Europe.

Chief Rabbi Isaac Herzog has cabled a protest to UNRRA Director-General Fiorello LaGuardia, urging that all such soap be sent to Palestine for burial. The soap found at Athlit will be interred with the traditional Jewish burial services on the Mount of Olives.