MUNICH (Dec. 29)
Protests against the transfer of Jewish DP’s from the Zeilsheim camp, near Frankfurt, to DP camps in the Munich area were voiced today in the Bavarian provincial parliament.
Led off by Dr. William Hoegner, former Bavarian Premier and head of the Social Democratic Party, the protests soon became an anti-Semitic demonstration with applause and cheering being heard throughout the legislature as several deputies assailed the transfer. One of the speakers asserted that the “entire sink of the population is coming together here. We do not need them.”
In a move to speed the process of restitution in Bavaria, the province’s official gazette is publishing the names of missing German and stateless Jews who are now being declared officially dead. The publication becomes proof of death and a prospective heir may file a claim for restitution on this basis.
The Jewish Successor Organization office in Hesse, in the U.S. zone, has received official permission to check into the confiscation by Nazis of vehicles originally owned by Jews. The Organization, which is legally entitled to claim heirless Jewish property, hopes to recover the value of vehicles seized between 1933 and 1945.