Hias Will Continue Services to Jews Not Eligible for U.S. Immigration As Dp’s

HIAS will continue its services in Germany, Austria and Italy to Jews who are not eligible for U.S. immigration under the DP Act, Issac L. Asofsky, executive director of the organization, reported today upon his return from Germany and Israel to the United States. He said that a blueprint for the continuance of the services was drawn up by him during his stay in Germany.

About 10,000 of the remaining DP Jews are eligible to immigrate to the U.S. during the life of the extended DP Act, Mr. Asofsky estimated. He said that in order to care for the thousands of other Jewish DP, most of whom are now applying for immigration to Australia and Canada, a special bureau has been set up in the headquarters in Munich.

Mr. Asofsky also reported that in Israel he signed pacts with three leading groups of the country for the operation of a network of 40 immigrant shelters to provide lodging and food for single men and women only. He explained that reception camps in Israel primarily care for family units, and that the shelters which will operate in conjunction with the Histadrut, the Progressive Party, and Mizrachi Labor Party, will provide temporary shelter for at least 10,000 single men and women each year.

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