Every One of Every Ten Jews Deported from Western European Countries Survives
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Every One of Every Ten Jews Deported from Western European Countries Survives

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No more than one out of every ten Jews from Western Europe deported to Germany or Poland will ever return, Leonard Montefiere, Jewish commal leader, said today upon his return from a visit to Belgium and France on behalf of the Central British Fund fro Jewish Relief and Rehabilitation.

Very few Jewish refugees are returning to these countries, he said, and these the have are emaciated, ill and broken in spirit. These survivors, Mr. Montefiere stated, will have to be nursed and sheltered until they are gradually brought back to normal, which will take months and years. He emphasized that private assistance will be necessary to supplement government aid, and, in this connection, praised the work of the Joint Distribution Committee and urged British Jewry to Share the cost of rehabilitating the Jews of Europe.

(Allied Military Government authorities in Germany yesterday anncunced that the Easis had planned to kill or deport all the Jews in Germany by April, 1942, but are prevented by tranxportation difficulties. They estimated that less than 20 persent of the Reich Jews survived. The AMG officials also stated that the Mazis planned to exterminate every one of the 12,000,000 Jews in Europe. UNRRA officials estimated that if the war in Europe had lested another year the Germans might have come very face to attaining their objective.)

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