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Sudden Return of Dr. Bernstein to Germany Linked to Possible U.N. Inquiry on Dp’s

May 29, 1947
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Rabbi Philip S. Bernstein, advisor on Jewish affairs to the U.S. Army in Germany, returned here suddenly from the U.S., several weeks ahead of schedule, leading to speculation that his return was connected with preparations for a possible visit of the United Nations inquiry committee on Palestine. He travelled from Washington with Assistant Secretary of War Howard Petersen, who is in charge of occupied areas.

Dr. Jacob Golub, chairman of the Joint Distribution Committee’s health department, today estimated that $20,000,000 was needed for the next fiscal year, commencing July 1, for the medical and health needs of some 1,500,000 Jews in Europe. Dr. Golub, who is touring Austria, Germany, France, Poland and Czechoslovakia, pointed out that the sum is four times as great as present appropriations.

He declared that the medical services which exist in Germany and Austria are “generally good, but entirely insufficient.” He stated that there is need for an expanded educational program to teach doctors and nurses the newest medical techniques and that a full scale program of preventive medicine is also necessary. “All this,” he concluded, “will cost much money, which will have to come from America.”

Seven summer camps for displaced Jewish children will be opened in Germany, it was learned here today. The camps will be established under the auspices of the Joint Distribution Committee with the active cooperation of the YMCA and the U.S. Army.

Each camp will accommodate 150 children for a two-week period. The program is expected to involve some 6,000 children between the ages of 6 and 16. Camp leaders from various Jewish organizations have already been chosen and are taking a special two-week course in preparation for the summer.

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