Exodus Refugfes Agree to Accept New Quarters if Necessary Repairs Ape Made
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Exodus Refugfes Agree to Accept New Quarters if Necessary Repairs Ape Made

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A special commission sent by the Exodus ##fugees to investigate camps in Emden and Wilhelmshaven which the British offered ##em for new quarters has returned and declared the camps satisfactory, except that ##ertain repairs have to be made.The local British authorities have indicated that they will correct deficien##es noted by the commission, which included refugee leaders and Jewish doctors. The ##tish were scheduled to meet with camp leaders today to work out a schedule for the transfer of the visaless Jews from the Poppendorf and Am Stau camps, probably some ## this week.

According to the commission, both the new camps are former German naval instaliations which have more recently been used for the housing of Polish and Baltic DP’s. ## Enden camp has three-story concrete barracks with a capacity for 2,400 persons. ## Wilhe linshaven center consists of one-story concrete buildings and has a capacity for 2.000. The latter camp has spacious grounds while the former has only a central ##quare for recreational purposes.

Both camps were completely stripped by their former inmates when they were transferred. While conditions at the new camps are better than those here, the refu##se will still be far from confortable. In most cases more than one family group ##ll have to live in a single room. It is planned to send two teams of 30 refugees ## to the camps as an advance party to supervise the installation of needed supplies ## furnishings and to help the Jews move in.

One final point which the refugees still have not ironed out with the British ## rations. They receive the regular DP food ration of 1,550 calories but have not yet ##en granted additional supplies such as cigarettes and toilet articles usually given ##s.

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