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Sweden Accepts Tubercular Jewish Dps for Permanent Residence

A group of twenty-five tubercular patients maintained by the Joint Distribution Committee here left last night for permanent settlement in Sweden where they will also receive medical care. A number of them are ambulatory patients, but it will take about two years before they can really be started on the road to rehabilitation.

“This warm-hearted and humanitarian action on the part of the Swedish Government-following similar action recently by the Norwegian Government-gives the Joint Distribution Committee hope that the end of the Jewish D.P. problem is foreseeable. “Samuel Haber, J.D.C. director for Germany, declared. He pointed out that the Swedish Parliament passed a special law granting admission to the twenty-five Jews.

“While there was nothing wrong with German hospitals in which they had been receiving treatment, the cure in Germany is complicated by psychological and emotional factors,” he stated. All twenty-five patients developed tuberculosis in German concentration camps and in forced labor camps. All of them are single, twenty of them having no relatives since all members of their families have been killed by the Nazis.

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