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  • World Conference of Agudas Israel Opens; Delegates from 25 Nations Are Attending

    Jews in the displaced persons camps are being driven to desperation by the uncertainty of their future, Rabbi Meisels, acting Chief Rabbi of the British zone of Germany, said today, addressing the world conference of the Agudas Israel being held here. The delegates, representing 25 countries including the United States, Palestine, and some of the… More ▸

  • Jews in Poland Protest “mildness” of Sentences Imposed at Belsen Trial

    A sharp attack on the “mildness” of the verdicts issued by the British military court at Luencburg, which tried Josef Kramer and his S.S. associates, was issued here today by the Central Committee of Polish Jews, which pointed out that only nine of the 45 defendants received death sentences. Persons found guilty of crimes in… More ▸

  • Josef Kramer Found Guilty of Atrocities at Belsen and Oswiecim Camps

    Josef Kramer, the “Beast of Belsen,” was found guilty this afternoon by a British military court here of charges of torture of mess murder of Jews and others at the Belsen and Oswiecim concentration camps. Thirty others were convicted, including Dr. Fritz Klein, Rumanian doctor who used prisoners as guinea pigs in a variety of… More ▸

  • Jews in Poland Protest to British Military Court Against Slur at Belsen Trial

    The Jewish central Committee here sent a protest to the British military tribunal at Lueneburg and to the barristers association in England expressing indignation at the speech of British defense attorney Major Claude Winwood, who described the victims of the Belsen camp as “dregs of the ghettos.” “On behalf of tens of thousands of innocent… More ▸

  • New Jewish Colonies Established in Palestine over Week-end Despite Tension

    While anti-Zionist riots continued in Egypt, the Jews of Palestine announced their determination to continue the upbuilding of the country by founding four new settlements today on Jewish National Fund land. Eleven more colonies will be established within the next few weeks. One of the four settlements, named Udeissa, is situated on the Palestine-Lebarase frontier… More ▸

  • British Troops in Palestine Ordered Not to Fraternize with Jews

    Troops of the British Sixth Airborne Division, who have been spread through Palestine to reinforce police posts, have received unofficial instructions not to fraternize with Jews, it was learned today. They have been "advised" to abstain from any contact with Jews. A British military court this morning sentenced Itzhak Zigelbaum, 31, to seven years imprisonment… More ▸