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Jewish Refugees from Soviet Germany Continue to Reach West Berlin

A trickle of Jewish refugees, averaging about 15 per day, continues to arrive in West Berlin from Communist Germany. The Joint Distribution Committee refugee shelter at Wannsee, near here, is presently caring for 35 persons. It has a capacity of 60.

Meanwhile, JDC director Sam Haber conferred with representatives of other voluntary relief agencies on the position of the refugees. A representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has consulted Jewish communal leaders here on the problems encountered by Jews from East Germany. The World Jewish Congress also is conducting a study on the refugees here.

H.A. Goodman, Agudas Israeli leader, today revealed that he had discussed the refugee problem with the British commandant in Berlin and with German city welfare leaders and that he had found “sympathy and goodwill on all sides.” Mr. Good-man told a press conference that “attempts by the Soviet authorities to reorganize defunct Jewish communities in their zone under the direct control of the occupation authorities will not deceive world Jewry.”

The Central Council of Jews in Germany has decided to create a fund to aid Jewish refugees from the Soviet zone of East Germany, it was reported here today from Dusseldorf, seat of the Council.

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