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Last Jewish Refugee Families Stranded in Tanganyika Will Leave for Australia

The last of sixty Jewish refugee families stranded in Tanganyika during the war will soon depart for Australia, Dr. Israel Goldstein, chairman of the Western Hemisphere Branch of the World Jewish Congress executive, announced today.

In February, 1948, these families who were then residing in a refugee camp in Tengeru, Tanganyika, appealed to the World Jewish Congress against an I.R.O. decision to close their camp and transfer them to camps in Germany. Protesting against the transfer, they asked instead for an opportunity to settle elsewhere. The World Jewish Congress obtained the right for several of these families to settle in the United States, and for some to settle in Australia. The majority left for Israel.