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War and State Department Aides Assure Dp Representatives No Reduction in Diet Planned

Representatives of the Central Committee of Liberated Jews of Germany were assured today by Assistant Secretary of State Hilldring and Assistant Secretary of War Petersen that economic unification of the American and British zones of Germany would have no deleterious effects on Jewish displaced persons in the American zone. Petersen denied press reports that the higher American calory ration for DP’s would be reduced to the 1,500 daily calories of the British zone.

The three leaders of the Jewish DP’s, Leon Retter, Dr. Boris Pliskin and Samuel Shlomovitz, also discussed with the American officials a work program to employ 36,000 Jewish DP’s, in addition to the 30,000 now employed by UNRRA, the Army, JDC and the Central Committee of Liberated Jews.