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1,300 Refugees Arrive in Italy from Germany and Austria; Jammed into Unrra Camps

January 23, 1947
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About 1,300 Jewish refugees have arrived in Italy within the last three weeks from Germany and Austria, and are living in overcrowded UNRRA camps in northern Italy under extremely difficult conditions. Among them are Jonas Turkow and Nina Blumenfeld, who were well-known on the Yiddish stage in Poland before the war.

Meanwhile, UNRRA authorities have announced that they will shortly halt all assistance to displaced persons living outside of camps. It is estimated that 4,500 Jews will be affected.

Shimon Mirosner, 51, director of Jewish Agency health, welfare and cultural activities in Italy, died on Sunday in an auto accident a short distance outside of Rome. Samuel Dayan, 55, a Palestinian writer, was injured. Mirosner, who was a leader of labor settlements in Palestine, was known there as Shabetai Losinski.

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