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Conditions in Landsberg Camp Improved Following Protest by Unrra Director

December 18, 1945
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Conditions of overcrowding, under- nourishment and lack of heat at the Landsberg camp for displaced persons, brought to public attention two weeks age with the temporary resignation of Dr. Leo Srole, camp welfare director, have been ameliorated, according to a report received today from A.C. Glassgold, camp director. While denying that conditions at their worst could be compered with those of former Nazi slave labor camps, Glassgold did affirm that improvements are being made.

Friday and Saturday 1,000 inmates were taken from Landsberg to Munich, where a settlement built by the German Labor Service has been turned into a D.P. family center. Additional relief camps are being planned and the population at Landsberg will be kept to the 4,200 for which there is adequate room, said Glassgold. The army is replacing wood burning stoves with central oil heating and improving sanitation facilities and other comforts. Following a survey of the food situation, the Medical Corps has promised an improvement in nutritional standards–which will be expedited by greater transportation facilities.

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