PARIS (Aug. 28)
Algerian authorities are now making difficulties for Jews leaving the country to take movable property with them, it was reported here today. For the past two days, crates loaded with furniture belonging to a number of Jews have been removed from ships waiting to depart from Algerian harbors.
The unstable situation in the strife-torn Algeria has induced the remaining few thousand Jews to leave the country. This includes both those who remained hoping to sell immovable property and sympathizers of the independence movement. The new difficulties imposed by the authorities were probably intended to slow the last stage of the departure.
A temporary youth home will be opened here tomorrow for 120 Jewish children from Algeria who were evacuated from the territory earlier this summer and are unable to return to their families. Thirty of the youngsters are known to have lost their parents or are unable to rejoin their families for various tragic reasons while 90 lost contact with their families during the unrest. The Fonds Social Juif Unifie will attempt to aid the latter in finding their parents. Of a total of nearly 400 children evacuated from Algeria in July, about 40 have returned there to rejoin their parents.