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Admission of Jewish Dp’s to England Expected; Special Investigator Sent to British Zone

January 26, 1947
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An announcement last night by the British Government that it is considering the admission of displaced persons into England in order to ease the man-power shortage, today prompted Jewish organizations here to send a special representative to the British zone in Germany to establish the number of displaced Jews there able and willing to qualify.

The Jewish representative, Rose Henriques, will report her finding to the Jewish Committee for Relief Abroad which is concerned with the affairs of displaced Jews in the British zone. The Committee will then submit the findings to the British Ministry of Labor.

Jewish leaders here believe that the number of displaced Jews who will be admitted will be small. The type of workers needed is limited chiefly to persons between 18 and 35 years of age able to work on farms as agricultural laborers fit for domestic service in private homes. The Jewish Committee for Relief Abroad is not certain whether many of the displaced Jews would be willing to prejudice their chances of eventually being admitted to Palestine by agreeing to move to England.

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