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U.S. Army Rejects Request That Special Area Be Set Aside for Jews in Germany

January 2, 1946
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American Military Government authorities in Germany have rejected a request by David Ben Gurion, chairman of the executive of the Jewish Agency, that a special area be set aside in Germany for displaced Jews, pending their eventual emigration, it is reported today by Reuters.

The report says that the U.S. officials have acceded, however, to suggestions for improvements in Jewish camps made by Mr. Ben Gurion during a recent visit to Germany. They are also arranging a weekly plans service between Palestine in Germany, so that letters and books may be delivered to the camps.

The British Military Government in Hanover, meanwhile, has asked the people of Hanover province to erect a memorial to the victims of the Belsen camp. A plan by a Hanover architect, Wilhelm Huebner, has been submitted to a German committee. It provides for a park on the site of the camp, with a memorial hall surmounted by a tower. Paths will lead to the mass graves, which will be surrounded by lawns and trees. The province will bear all the expenses.

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