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Jews in Dp Camps Face Epidemics Says Jewish Congress Representative

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Jews living in DP camps in Germany and Austria face large-scale epidemics as a result of poor sanitary facilities and inadequate food rations, Dr. Jacob Hellman, Argentine representative of the World Jewish Congress told a press conference here today. He urged the establishment of a coordinating committee of all Jewish organizations to supervise relief in the camps.

Reporting on conditions in Poland, which he recently visited, Dr. Hellman said that about 75,000 Jews will probably remain in that country as the core of a permanent community, although some of the Jews there are still anxious to emigrate to Palestine. He said that the government has granted the Jewish community auto## and is fighting anti-Semitism. He called for world-wide support of the Polish regime declaring that attacks on the government also mean attacks on the country’s Jews.

The World Jewish Congress aide praised the Swedish Government, which he said had spent nearly $30,000,000 over a period of years to help Jewish refugees. He revealed, however, that friction has developed between the 6,000 permanent Jewish residents of the country and the 8,000 refugees now quartered there.

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