Jewish Dp’s Will Be Transferred from Austria Before U.S. Troops Leave Country

Some 30,000 displaced Jews now in Austria will be transferred to the United States zone of Germany before American troops are withdrawn from Austria, Joseph Schwartz, European director of the Joint Distribution Committee, revealed here today in an interview with the Jewish Telegraphic Agency.

He said the attitude of the Austrian Government and people has caused concern over the fate of the Jews should they be left behind after the withdrawal of Allied troops.

Reviewing the J.D.C.’s attempt to assist the displaced Jews, he reported that the organization is launching a vast employment and training program in tailoring, carpentry, cobbling and other fields. The articles manufactured in this program will go firstly to DP’s. After personal needs are met, the manufactures will be allotted to Army post exchange stores and, finally, for export.

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