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?ce Ends in German Town Where Jews, Moslems Clashed; Army Denies Jew Killed

December 9, 1947
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The Army announced tonight that violence has end? Ulm, in Wuerttemberg-Baden, which was the scene of a week-end clash between ?sh and Moslem DP’s in connection with the Palestine issue. The Army communique ?ed that a Jew had been killed, as reported by several news agencies.

The communique asserts that black market operations, rather than political ?ferences, precipitated the violence, which runs counter to reports of eye-witness? It identified the Moslems as mostly Syrians who had served in the German army, ? thus are not truly DP’s. Jewish organizations are not taking any official action ?id the 18 Jews arrested, since the participants in the fray had been urged not ?leave their camps.

High ranking American military authorities and representatives of foreign ?egations today joined Jewish organizations and DP delegates from throughout the American zone in the final observance here of Jewish statehood.

The meeting was held in the partially redecorated Frankfurt synagogue, which ? burned and gutted by the Nazis during the 1938 riots. Maj. Gen. Miller White, ?resenting the U.S. Army, said that the Army shared the joy of the Jewish people ? the Palestine settlement, but warned that difficult days lay ahead.

Brig. Gen. Thomas Harrold said that continued cooperation between the DP’s ? the military was still necessary since it would be many months before all dis?aced Jews left Germany. Other speakers included Chaim Hoffman, Jewish Agency ?rector here, Judge Louis E. Levinthal, advisor on Jewish affairs to the U.S. Army, ?d DP leaders.

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