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Number of Jews Reaching Austria from Poland Decreases, but 700 Still Entering Daily

September 22, 1946
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The number of Jews fleeing from Poland into Austria is declining and now averages about 700 daily as compared with a daily influx of 1,000 during August, it was reported here today by Bronislaw Teichholz, chairman of the Committee for Transient Jews. He charged that Jews passing through Vienna are unable to receive the 1,800 calories of food to which they are entitled.

Since there is no possibility of remaining in Vienna, the Jewish refugees are taken under UNRRA orders to the American zone in Austria, where about 28,000 refugees are now concentrated. Another 5,000 are in the British zone, he stated.

The difficult housing problem was somewhat relieved in August when 20,000 refugees were shipped to the American zone in Germany and 1,000 to Belgium. But transportation to Germany has now ceased and it is almost impossible to send the refugees south. Therefore the arrivals, including infants and aged people, are forced to live in barracks for months on end, Teichholz said.

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