Bavarian Authorities Seek to Disband Only Jewish Dp Camp

In an effort to disband Foehrenwald, the last remaining Jewish DP camp in Germany, the Bavarian Government has now called for the registration of volunteer, from among the “legal” and “old-established” residents, for resettlement in German cities.

The response has been lukewarm, however, because most of the DP’s believe that their chances of emigration will be better as long as they remain in the camp, thus constituting a challenge to the conscience of the world in general, and of world Jewry in particular. Also, plans to provide housing for those willing to be resettled in German cities have not really progressed beyond the talking stage.

At the same time, the 380 “illegal returnees” in Foehrenwald, most of whom came back to Germany from Israel, have been asked to agree to removal to a Munich barracks. Although they have been offered “legalization” of their status and a pledge that they would not be deported, they are distrustful and have so far fought the proposal.

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