Jews from Congo Continue to Reach Belgium; Many Flee to No. Rhodesia

Jewish refugees from strife-torn Congo continued to arrive here today by plane, many of them from Leopoldville and Luluabourg. The refugees from Luluabourg reported that by now all Jews there have left the city.

Reports received here from the province of Katanga in Congo indicated that the Jews of Katanga have all moved to Rhodesia. A part of their property was pillaged, but no casualties were reported. Jews in Elisabethville were also reported to be moving to Northern Rhodesia, leaving all their belongings behind.

Military authorities here have received reports that many Jews from Elisabethville have reached the Belgian military base at Kamina, Congo, and are anxious to be repatriated to Belgium. On the other hand, Jewish refugees arriving here reported that at Asumbura the situation has returned back to normal.

The Rhodesian Jewish Board of Deputies sent a mission from Bulawayo by plane to Northern Rhodesia to arrange all possible assistance to Jewish refugees from Congo reaching there.

A United Nations aircraft reached Congo today from the headquarters of the United Nations troops on the Israel-Egyptian border carrying material needed to help set up the UN forces in Congo. The plane also carried two UN military radio operators who are to help establish communication for the United Nations in Congo.

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