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Germany Dismisses Jewish Employees in Last Jewish Dp Camp

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The German authorities at Foehrenwald, last remaining Jewish DP camp on German soil, have dissolved the Jewish camp police and dismissed 63 Jewish employees of the camp administration, it is learned here today.

Out of a total staff of 79 engaged in running the camp, only 19 are now Jews, although it was agreed at the time of the camp’s transfer to German hands that only the heads of the various departments should be Germans. When a delegation of camp inmates went to Munich to lodge a protest with the Bavarian Ministry of the Interior, a German official replied that “the magnanimity, with which Foehrenwald has hither to been treated, is at an end.”

Thirty children, whose fathers were among the “illegal returnees” from Israel arrested last week in a German police raid on the main DP synagogue here, have been sent to a children’s home at nearby Deisenhofen for a month’s stay by the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, the Bavarian Relief Agency and the Munich City Youth Office. For lack of other shelter, they and their mothers continued sleeping on the floor of the synagogue building.

(In Tel Aviv, Arthur Jacobs, executive director of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society of New York, said that his organization will take care of Jews who return to Israel from German refugee camps. An agreement to this effect has been reached between the immigration department of the Jewish Agency and him, he stated.

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