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British Stint on Food for Exodus Refugees; Half of Camp Inmates Are Without Beds

November 16, 1947
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Conditions at the camp here which houses 2,400 of the Exodus refugees are so bad that the elected camp committee has notified the British occupation authorities that unless drastic improvements are made soon, the committee will refuse to function as the intermediary between the authorities and the refugees.

A committee spokesman pointed out that the British are now three days behind in bread rations and are not distributing other promised food regularly. He revealed that only half of the refugees have beds and mattresses, while the others sleep on the floor. Despite the hardships, five couples were married yesterday in a mass vedding and three couples today.

The ORT has started eight vocational training courses for the Exodus refugees here. Some 1,400 persons have registered for the classes, which are designed exclusively for the Exodus people, and will be taught electrical engineering, carpentry and dressmaking.

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