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Jewish Dp’s in Germany Offered Homes in Israel by Jewish Agency

Residents of Foehrenwald, the last Jewish DP camp in Germany, who want to settle in Israel can by-pass reception centers and transit camps in Israel and can acquire a home in the Jewish State even before they leave their camp dwellings, under a plan worked out here by the Jewish Agency and the Joint Distribution Committee.

Camp residents were advised today that the Agency has reserved a number of housing units in eight different localities in Israel for DP immigrants who wish to purchase them with grants furnished by the JDC and the German Government. In addition, 25 percent of the JDC grants to immigrants willing to leave Germany, can be obtained for the purchase in Germany of tools and other equipment.

The immigrants have been warned that they must decide within 30 days whether they will take up the Agency offer because the JDC grants to speed evacuation of Germany by Jewish DP’s will be withdrawn at the end of 1954. The funds have been made available to the JDC for this purpose by the Jewish Claims Committee from German reparations.

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