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U.S. Military Government Objects to Expulsion of 3,000 Sudeten Jews from Czechoslovakia

September 4, 1946
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American Military Government and UNRRA officials plan to intervene with the Czech Government against the scheduled expulsion of about 3,000 Czech Jews who resided in the Sudeten area of Czechoslovakia before the war, it was learned here today.

The planned expulsion was discovered when Prague officials requested the American Army to prepare for the arrival of the group about Sept. 15, and asked that “special arrangements” be accorded them, rather than the accommodations provided Germans regularly expelled from the Sudetenland.

Since the protest is not expected to change the Czech plan, unless it is made through higher diplomatic channels, it was decided here in the meantime to give the group normal DP status and treatment. The suggestion was also made to Prague to permit the Jewish families to take along furniture and household articles, in case they should wish to remain in Germany. Prague is already permitting them to take more than the normal amount of baggage, and has indicated that the added suggestion would be followed.

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