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Danish Boat on Which Jews Were Smuggled Presented As Gift to Israel

A small Danish boat which was used by the Danish underground to smuggle Jews from Denmark to Sweden during the Nazi occupation was brought to Israel today as a gift to the Haifa Maritime Museum.

The "Astrid," a gift of Lawrence Schacht, Jewish philanthropist of New York arrived on the Israeli vessel Liroa. There is insufficient room in the museum for the Danish boat and efforts will be made to find an appropriate permanent place for it.

Mr. Schacht is a director of the Industrial Development Bank of Israel, and a member of the board of the American Technion Society and of the United Jewish Appeal of New York. He is also a member of the National Council of the Joint Distribution Committee.