New York (Dec. 19)
Eight hundred forty-one survivors of concentration camps in American-occupied zones in Europe will arrive here tomorrow aboard the Marine Marlin, it was announced by Edwin Rosenberg, president of the United Service for New Americans.
This will bring the total number of immigrants from the occupied zones, of various nationalities and all faiths, to about the 5,000 mark since President Truman’s directive on immigration of displaced persons was issued a year ago this week. Immigration of refugees and displaced persons from all parts of the world including the occupied zones was less than half of the 39,000 total permitted by the quota law.
The passengers on the “Marine Marlin,” who are the first large group to arrive since September due to lack of space for immigrants on ships leaving Bremer-haven, will be aided in moving to communities throughout the country by the United Service for New Americans. Arrangements for the placement in foster homes of 93 orphaned children in the group will be made by European Jewish Children’s Aid through local child-care agencies.