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German Scientists Reported Leaving Cairo; Worked on Rockets

At least 80 German scientists and experts who had worked in Egypt on Nasser’s rocket and jet programs have returned to West Germany in the last five months, according to reports from Cairo received here today. Other Germans are scheduled to go home on vacation in the next few months, the reports declared, and there is doubt whether the “vacationers” will return to Egypt.

Among the reasons for the return of the Germans, Cairo reported, were a decline in their morale, due to the recent disagreements between Cairo and Bonn about the latter government’s decision to exchange diplomatic relations with Israel; a lack of hard currency in Egypt for meeting the salaries of the Germans; and financial inducements by the German Government and German industry, luring the scientists and technologists back to Germany.