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35,000 Displaced Jews Demonstrate in U.S. Zone Against Killing of Jew by German Police

April 5, 1946
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Peaceful demonstrations in which 35,000 displaced Jews participated took place today in seventeen camps for Jews throughout the American zone, in protest against the killing by the German police of a displaced Jew, Samuel Danziger, during a raid on a Jewish camp near Stuttgart last week.

Military police were on the alert, and a cordon of troops were thrown around several of the camps, but the demonstrations passed quietly, and there were no scenes of violence. At Munich, the Jews attempted to march out of the camp, but were turned back at the gates.

Representatives of regional committees of liberated Jews in Greater Hesse met today at the Zeilsheim camp and discussed methods of establishing better relations between the U.S. troop and the Jews in the DP camps. The conference also discussed plans for securing eight farms in the region for the purpose of teaching the displaced Jews various methods of farming.

The thirty-eight delegates participating in the conference represented both Jews who are still in camps and those who reside in outside communities. Among the questions discussed was the problem of assigning more UNRRA food packages to Jews who live outside the camps and the establishment of more synagogues for them.

Sixty harassed Jews who recently arrived here from Breslau, capital of what was formerly German Silesia and which is now Polish territory, today told the correspondent of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency of the widespread anti-Semitism in that city, which the Polish authorities have renamed Wroclaw. They revealed that 1,200 Jews left Breslau for Thuringia, in the Russian zone, at the invitation of the Soviet-sponsored German Government there.

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