Lubeck,Germany (Sep. 21)
Jewish voluntary relief agencies are ready to move into the two camps holding the Exodus 1947 refugees with a full program of assistance, following an agreement reached over the week-end with British officials, it was announced here today.
The agencies will provide special food supplies for the day before Yom Kippur. They also plan to replace the German medical staff with Jewish physicians.
Lord Pakenham, British Minister for Occupied Territories, made a twenty-five minute tour of the Poppendorf and Am Stau camps yesterday and said he was satisfied with prevailing conditions and was convinced all that could have been done for the comfort of the refugees had been done.
Pakenham also conferred with the camp leaders who complained that conditions were bad, but added that this was not the important thing. Their main grievance, they said, was the fact that they had been returned to Germany. Pakenham was reported to have retorted that he could not understand why they objected so strenuously to being sent back. In a brief talk over the camp loudspeakers, Pakenham told the refugees that the British authorities would attempt to make conditions “a bit more tolerable.”