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300,000 Jewish Refugees Integrated in U.S. Since 1934, Usna Reports

More than 300,000 Jewish refugees have become successfully integrated in hundreds of American Jewish communities since 1934, it was reported here today by the United Service for New Americans which will hold its two-day annual conference this week-end.

In a report issued today by Walter H. Bieringer, president of the U.S.N.A., it was estimated that about 8,500 Jewish DP’s and refugees will enter the United States during 1952. About 2,000 of the newcomers will immigrate from the DP zones of Germany, Austria and Italy on visas granted on or before December 31, 1951, the deadline established for these zones by the Displaced Persons Act. Most of these 2,000 will arrive in the first four months of 1952. Other European Jewish refugees, now residing outside of these zones, will be admitted under a special DP Act provision, which does not expire until June, 1954. This section of the Act under supervision of the Department of State, covers displaced persons who found temporary haven in such countries as France, Belgium, Sweden, Switzerland and the Netherlands.

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