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Six Displaced Jews Evicted at Three Hours Notice to Make Piace for U.S. Troops

January 31, 1947
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Six displaced Jews living with Germans in a home outside the Landsberg Camp were given three hours notice on Sunday to vacate their quarters to make room for American guards at the Landsberg prisen, it was learned today.

When the DP’s protested that they had no place to go, Capt. John Hamilton, commanding officer of the U.S. First Division troops at Landsberg, is reported to have replied that he “didn’t give a damn where they move. Let them go back where they came from.”

The six were evicted into the freezing cold Sunday evening. They spent the night at a police station, but permanent billets have now been found for them. The Military Government opposed the move, but a spokesman said it lacked authority to prevent it.

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