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U.S. Army Agrees to Return to Germany of Refugees Who Fled to Czechoslovakia

March 20, 1946
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Jewish refugees from Germany who desire to return to that country from Czechoslovakia will be permitted to do so, the UNRRA officer in charge of displaced persons announced here today, following a conference with American military authorities.

The agreement with the U.S. Army, the announcement said, covers not only former German nationals, but foreigners and stateless persons who were resident in Germany before the advent of Nazism. UNRRA has been authorized to issue permits to those who wish to return.

A Czech police officer named Janeck and two non-commissioned officers will go on trial here on March 26, accused of mistreating Jews in Theresienstadt. The president of the Peoples Court has requested all former inmates of the camp to appear as prosecution witnesses.

The Prague Jewish Community announced today that it is establishing a home for aged persons who have returned from Nazi camps to find that none of their family has survived.

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