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U.S. Scientists Seek Data in Israel on Speedy Evacuation Methods

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Experience gained by the Jews in running illegal immigrant ships and refugee camps in the days before the establishment of Israel may be utilized by American scientists studying problems of rapid evacuation of population areas and of maintaining survival camps in the event of an atomic attack, it was disclosed here today.

American scientists here on an official mission had requested the Haifa Institute of Technology to collect data about speedy embarkation and disembarkation techniques, the number of passengers that can be put aboard ships, the minimum daily food and water requirements and other relevant data.

Based on the experience of the illegal ships that carried refugees to Palestine, the institute was also asked to collect data on the size of crews, the number of technical personnel and medical facilities required. Similar information was also requested about the operation of the refugee camps.

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