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Dp’s in British Zone Offer Ekodus Refugees Their Palestine Immigration Certificates

An offer of their “most precious possession–Palestine certificates” was last night made by some 2,000 displaced Jews at the Belsen camp, in the British zone of Germany, to the Exodus refugees now interned in the Poppendorf and Am Stau camps, near here.

The Jews packed the camp theatre in the largest DP center in the British zone to hear Joseph Rosenzaft, chairman of the zonal Contral Committee of Liberated Jews, and Dr. Kurt Lewin, Jewish Agency director in the zone, recommend that they waive their rights to some 300 certificates a month which are assigned to the Jews in the British zone only. Rosenzaft referred to the Exodus veterans as “our front line soldiers who have suffered a setback.”

The crowded assembly, at which were present representatives of every political oarty in Jewish life, voted unanimously to waive rights to the certificates until the Exodus Jews had been admitted. In addition, the meeting decided to surrender rights to whatever clothing and supplies will be needed by the Exodus immigrants en route to Palestine, and agreed to set aside a portion of their supplementary supplies. Similar action was taken today by the Central Jewish Committee in the American zone.

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