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60 Percent of 5,000 Jewish Dp’s Remaining in Italy Wish to Immigrate to United States

Sixty percent of the 5,000 Jewish DP’s remaining in Italy at present, following the emigration of 20,000 displaced Jews from this Country to Israel during the past year, wish to immigrate to the United States under the Displaced Persons Act, it was reported here today by officials of the Jewish Refuges Organization in Italy.

The situation of displaced Jews in Italy is changing continuously as the movement of refugees to Israel increases almost daily. Of 12 Jewish DP camps which formerly existed in Italy, only three remain at present in the Bari area, with a total refuges population of 3,000. Only eight out of 90 Kibutzim are in existence today in the Rome region.

Officials of the Jewish Refuges Organization stated today that although the group will cease its activities on March 15, a new body will be formed to replace it which will continue to represent Jewish DP’s in Italy so long as any still remain in this country.