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Jews in British Zone Hold Annual Conference Despite Absence of British Officials

Despite an official boycott by British authorities, the second annual conference of the Central Committee of Liberated Jews in the British ?one in Germany opened yesterday in Belsen with a demand that the gates of Palestine ## opened to unrestricted Jewish immigration.

The first of three sessions, the meeting was radically different from similar ?gatherings held more often in the American zone in that not a single British military government or army official was present. It was learned that several guests received permits to enter the zone only after considerable difficulty, but it could not be determined why several British MP’s who had planned to attend the conference cancelled their trips.

Chairman Joseph Rosensaft told the overflow audience of more than 2,000 that ?he “regretted” the British absence, but stressed that the Jews’ determination to emigrate to Palestine was as strong as ever, “regardless of any decision.”