Bergen-Belsen

  • Jews in Bergen-belsen Camp Treated Badly, British Correspondent Reports

    Displaced Jews in the Bergen-Belsen camp, in the British zone in Germany, have been forbidden to display slegans calling for the opening of Palestine to Jews, a correspondent of the Sunday Observer reports, disclosing that such a sign was torn down from the offices of the camp’s Jewish committee. He confirms that the Yiddish newspaper… More ▸

  • New Settlement Dedicated in Palestine on Site of Birthplace of Prophet Amos

    A new settlement, which will probably be named after Chief Rabbi Herzog, was formally dedicated today on the site of the birthplace of the prophet Amos. An advance party, including twenty youths who arrived in Palestine about a month ago from Bergen-Belsen, has been at work on the site for several weeks, erecting a stockade… More ▸

  • J.D.C. Will Accept Messages for Delivery to Displaced Jews in Camps in Germany

    The Joint Distribution Committee today announced the establishment of a department which will deliver messages from American relatives to displaced Jews in the American and British zones in Germany and will also accept messages from Jews in the camps for delivery to their relatives abroad, thus establishment direct contact for the first time between the… More ▸

  • Conditions of Displaced Jews in British Zone Reported to Be Bad; Yiddish Paper Banned

    The British officer in command of the Bergen-Belsen camp, where several thousand Jews are quartered, banned a Yiddish weekly issued by the inmates because "it was spreading undesirable Zionist propaganda," but the Jewish committee ignored the ban, it was revealed here today by Samuel S. Silverman, Labor member of Parliament, who has just returned from… More ▸

  • Harrison Urges Early Evacuation of Displaced Jews from Germany to Palestine

    The early evacuation to Palestine of all non-repatriable Jews in Germany and Austria who wish to go there is the principal recommendation of the 7,000-word report on displaced persons submitted to President Truman by Mr. Harrison, as a result of the inquiry which he made, at the President’s request, into the conditions and needs of… More ▸

  • Jews from Fifty Camps in Germany Discuss Their Problems at Conference in Bergen-belsen

    The most remarkable Jewish conference ever assembled opened here last night when 300 delegates representing about 50,000 displaced Jews held in fifty camps in the Anerican and British zones in Germany gathered to discuss their problems. The conference, which will last two days, was summoned by the Central Jewish Committee, which represents the Jews now… More ▸

  • Conference of Displaced Jews Opens at Bergen-belsen; British Jewish Leaders Present

    Prof. Selig Brodetsky and Samuel S. Silverman, Labor member of Parliament, have left for Bergen-Belsen to participate in the first conference of displaced Jews which is opening there today. Prof. Brodetsky will attend in behalf of the Jewish Agency, while Mr. Silverman will represent the World Jewish Congress. The World Jewish Congress today announced that… More ▸

  • Jewish Women Testify at Lueneburg Nazi Trial; Describe Horrors of Oswiecim Camp

    Two Polish-Jewish women who were among the few persons to return from Oswiecim testified today at the trial of Josef Kramer and 44 S.S. guards charged with murdering thousands of prisoners at Oswiecim and, later, Bergen-Belsen. The first witness was Dr. Ida Bimko, a physician from Sosnowice, who said that of the 5,000 Polish Jews… More ▸