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Jewish Dp’s in British Camps in Austria Placed Under New Stringent Rules

The British occupation forces in Austria have adopted a new and more stringent attitude toward Jewish displaced persons, it was reported here today.

Hitherto, the British authorities, while not too friendly, have been fair toward the DP’s. The mew rules set strict limitations on the movements of the 820 Jew at the Admont camp. The Camp inhabitants are required to obtain special permission from the British authorities in order to leave the camp, which is presumably under the control of the International Refugee Organization. The aim of the new rule is apparently to hinder Jewish DP’S seeking to leave Austria illegally for Israel.

Col. Dicker, chief of the British DP division, confirmed that the DP’s must have special permission from the British camp command in order to travel more than tea kilometers from the camp. He emphasized, however, that this was in accord with Austrian laws. He admitted that this procedure did not apply in the DP camp in the U.S. zone.

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