Washington (Apr. 8)
The eradication of anti-Semitism is progressing more rapidly in the American zone of Germany than in the rest of the country because of “positive” steps by the authorities such as the appointment of a special Jewish advisor to the military governor, Dr. James F. Pollock, advisor to Gen. Lucius Clay, American military commander, declared here today.
Dr. Pollock, who just returned from a two-and-a-half month stay in Germany, said that Rabbi Philip s. Bernstein, Gen. Clay’s advisor on Jewish affairs, was doing an “excellent” job. He reported that in a number of cases Jews had been placed in public office in the American zone.
He stated that he thought that the practice of granting extra rations to former persecutees might result in friction. The ultimate solution of the DP problem, Dr. Pollock suggested, was either to “merge” them with the German population or to “find new homes for them,” adding that “all the Jews want to go to Palestine.”