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153 Jewish Refugees Arrive in N.Y. from Germany; Majority Are Sponsored by Hias

The S.S. Marine Shark arrived here today from Germany with nearly 400 displaced persons, including 153 Jews of whom 112 were sponsored by HIAS. The vessel is the seventh DP ship to reach these shores under terms of the Displaced Persons Act of 1948, making the total number of DP’s brought to the U.S. to date 3,909, of whom 1,494 were Jews. A statement issued by HIAS headquarters here said that 1,064 of the Jewish DP’s who have arrived in this country under the P immigration law were sponsored by HIAS.