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  • 1,000th Baby Born at Belsen Dp Camp; Birth Rate Now Averages One Per Day

    The birth of the 1,000th baby at the Belsen DP camp, in the British zone of Germany, was celebrated today by the camp’s inmates, it was announced here by the Jewish Committee for Relief Abroad. The birth rate in the Jewish camp now averages one per day, the Committee said, while the infant mortality rate… More ▸

  • Hungarian Govt. Decorates J.D.C. Director; Premier Lauds Aid Given by American Jewry

    Acting on behalf of President Zoltan Tildy, Hungarian Premier Lajos Dinnyes today decorated to Joseph J. Schwartz, European director of the Joint Distribution Committee, with the Order of Cross and Star, Second Class, which until now has been bestowed only upon foreign ministers. The ceremony took place in the Premier’s off ice in the presence… More ▸

  • Army’s Jewish Advisor Visits Austria; Confers with U.S. Commander, Jewish Leaders

    William Haber, Jewish advisor to the American command staff of Germany and Austria, today left for Germany after a one-day visit here during which he discussed the general Jewish DP picture with American Commander Lt. Gen. Geoffrey Keyes and leaders of Jewish central organizations and obtained first-hand account of the problems of the refugees. More ▸

  • U.N. Palestine Commission Advises Jewish Agency to Appeal to Security Council

    The U.N. Palestine Commission, after discussing the charges of aggression brought by the Jewish Agency against Syria and Lebanon, today decided to incorporate the charges in its special report ca the Palestine security situation which is now being prepared for submission to the Security Council. At the same time, the Commission advised the Agency to… More ▸

  • Dp Camps Bustle with Activity As Jews Prepare for New Lands, J.D.C. Director Reports

    Despite deteriorating living conditions and increasing need, the displaced Jews of Germany are making a tremendous effort to transform the DP camps into areas of bustling activity as they prepare for useful careers and citizenship in Palestine, the U.S. and other lands, Charles Passman, acting director of the Joint Distribution Committee in. the U.S. zone… More ▸

  • British Policemen Blasted Offices of J.t.a. and Palestine Post, Haganah Establishes

    The Haganah announced tonight that it had completed an investigation which established that British police officers in Jerusalem were responsible for the bombing last Sunday night of the building in which were located the Jerusalem bureau of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency and the English-language Palestine Post. The names of the Britons involved and the license… More ▸

  • Union of American Hebrew Congregations Adopts 10-point Program on Social Action

    A ten-point program on social action, rooted in the precepts of Prophetic Judaism, was adopted hers by the Joint Commission on Social action of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations and Central Conference of American Rabbis which met at the Standard Club today. The program envisages extensive education within and without the Liberal Jewish fold… More ▸

  • 38 Jews Arrested in Northern Palestine Following Battle Between British and Arabs

    Thirty-eight Jews were arrested and their arms confiscated last night and this morning following a pitched battle between British troops and an invading party of Arabs from Syria. Meanwhile, reports received here indicated that Fawzi el Kaukaji, Arab guerrilla leader, will arrive in Palestine today at the head of 1,000 Arab fighters. The 38 Jews… More ▸