There are some 4,000 survivors of Nazism still living in DP camps in Germany, Austria and Italy, it was reported here today at a conference of Joint Distribution Committee welfare officials who are seeking to solve the DP problem. Two thousand of them are in the Foehrenwald Camp on the outskirts of this city.
Charles J. Jordan, assistant director general of the JDC, told the meeting that every Jew in the DP camps “wants desperately” to emigrate. However, he emphasized, present laws offer little hope of migration and besides most families have at least one member disqualified for health reasons. Thus, “hard core” cases account for most of the camp inmates.
As part of its campaign to empty the DP camps, the JDC has undertaken special emigration schemes calling for the resettlement of DP’s in countries where they can receive medical care and other special accommodations. Today’s session was devoted to assistance measures for those DP’s who have no hope of migration and no choice but to remain in the countries where they now find themselves.
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