Inscop Sub-committee Warns of Outbreaks in Dp Camps if Jews’ Plight is Not Alleviated
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Inscop Sub-committee Warns of Outbreaks in Dp Camps if Jews’ Plight is Not Alleviated

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A warning that the Jews in the DP camps of Europe may resort to violent outbreaks this winter if nothing is done to alleviate their situation is contained in a report of the sub-committee of the United Nations Special Committee on Palestine which last week completed a tour of the DP camps in Germany and Austria.

Meanwhile, it was announced that the three working groups into which delegates of UNSCCP were divided in order to facilitate consideration of various aspects of the Palestine problem have completed their studies and will report to a plenary meeting of the committee, perhaps later today.


The report further declares that it is impossible for the Jews to integrate themselves within the German or Austrian economies because of anti-Semitism. It warns that the situation is serious enough to warrant consideration because it is an element in the shaping of policy of organized Jewry in regard to Palestine.

Discussing the reiterated British and Arab charge that Zionist propaganda is responsible for the DP’s determination to go to Palestine, the report cites the existence of posters in Jewish camps praising Palestine, but asserts that it would require an additional investigation to determine whether the propaganda was organized or not.

Turning to the situation of the Jewish refugees in Vienna, it terms their living conditions “inconceivable” and similar to war conditions or a state of great emergency. If something is not done to supplement the aid supplied by the International Refugee Organization the situation in the assembly centers will go from bad to worse and may reach a breaking point, the report concludes.

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