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Only 12 camps for Jewish DP’s will be left in the United States zone of Germany by July 1, Harry Greenstein, adviser on Jewish affairs to the American high command in Europe, said here today.

Six Jewish camps in the U.S. zone will be closed in the course of this month, he stated, as part of the program under which the Army, the International Refugee Organization and the Joint Distribution Committee are consolidating their DP work. The 40,000 remaining Jewish DP’s will be quartered in 12 large centers and in the various communities.

If the present rate of emigration continues, Mr. Greenstein said, the main part of the Jewish DP problem in Germany should be solved well before the end of the year. Some camps would have to remain, however, he pointed out, to accommodate medical cases and refugees awaiting emigration to the United States and other countries.

Mr. Greenstein is conferring in Paris with J.D.C. officials. He will proceed to Hungary to survey the condition of the Jewish population there.

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