Geneva (Aug. 1)
The ten-man sub-committee of the United Nations Special Committee on Palestine which was named yesterday will start on Tuesday an eight-day tour of Jewish DP camps in the American and British zones of Austria and many, it was revealed here today.
The terms of reference under which the unit will travel read: “The sub-committee shall visit selected representative assembly centers for Jewish DP’s in Germany and Austria with a view to estimate and report to the Special Committee on the attitudes of the inmates of assembly centers regarding resettlement, repatriation or immigration to Palestine.”
The members of the group will travel by American military plane, visiting ##ich, Vienna and Berlin, in that order. They will inspect camps in the vicinity ## these cities, as well as the Honne camp, formerly the Bergen-Belsen camp.
It was learned that each committee member will be guided in his work by a ##stionaire which has already been drawn up. Among the queries listed are: “How did you become a DP#” “Whould you like to return to your country of origin#” If the answer is “Yes,” the next question is “Why haven’t you done so already#” If the really is “No,” the refugee will be asked, “Why not#”Other questions include: “Do you want to immigrate to Palestine?” “Have you ## other wishes regarding immigration?” “Had you already applied for immigration ## Palestine before the war?” “Would you like to immigrate to another country, if allowed?”
At this morning’s sub-committee meeting, Dr. Ali Adeln, Iranian alternate ## member of the unit, suggested that members of the group might explain to the DP’s ## Palestine today may not be a “paradise.” The Guatemalan alternate interjected ## DP’s know the situation in Palestine very well, and if they wish to go they ## of the current situation.