WASHINGTON (Dec. 15)
The Displaced Persons Commission said today that it has suspended processing of Ustachis, Croatian anti-Semites, who supported Hitler. The action followed an investigation of a Jewish Telegraphic Agency dispatch from Rome which reported that about 50 Ustachis were awaiting completion of screening at processing centers at Bagnoli and Naples. They were seeking admission to the U.S. under the DP Act of 1948.
Among the Ustachis was Dr. Vlado Dubicanac, one-time commander of the infamous Koprivnica concentration camp where thousands of Jews were slaughtered in 1942 and 1943. Another reported member of the group was Stjepan Busic, notorious anti-Semitic Commissioner for Jewish Affairs for the Nazis in the puppet Croat state.
A spokesman for the DP Commission said that Washington has cabled orders that all of the Ustachi anti-Semitic element be rejected by U.S. processing centers in Europe. Confirmation of the cable has been received and the processing of the anti-Semitic Ustachis has been suspended.