FRANKFURT (Mar. 13)
Gen. Joseph T. MeNarney, retiring commander of U.S. forces in Germany, today said that American authorities hope to reduce the DP problem in the U.S. zone by 50 percent this year, but that “there is no hope of solving the problem of the displaced Jews until the status of Palestine settled.
Addressing his final press conference, Gen. MeNarney said that negotiations are being carried on with France, Brazil and several other South American countries for the resettlement of displaced Jews. Queried about the request by Foreign Minister Molotov that all DP camps be liquidated, MeNarney replied that “these camps will be continued until all the DP’s are repatriated or resettled.”