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Jewish Congress Secures Red Cross Cooperation in Tracing Service

Cooperation between the International Tracing Service at Arolsen, Germany, now operated by the International Red Cross, and the World Jewish Congress has been reaffirmed in an exchange of letters between N. Burkhardt, newly-appointed director of the files, and K. Baum, head of the WJC tracing service in Europe.

The new director of the Arolsen files is a Swiss national who has been associated with the International Red Cross since 1936. He has specialized in tracing missing persons and problems connected with prisoners of war.

The director of the WJC North African office in Paris, Jacques Lazarus, has received a communication from the newly-appointed French High Commissioner in Tunis, Roger Seydoux. Replying to a message of congratulations from the WJC, M. Seydoux referred to his own efforts in the past to cooperate with French Jews and expressed confidence that he would have their support again in this new post.