Linz (June 4) Even more important DP center than Salzburg.
Capt DiGiacmo told of plans (of M.G.) to set up separate camps for all Jews – would be called stateless camps. Would apply first to those who would not in normal way be repatreated and secondly to those who desired to live in such camps.
Start has been made in Freienberg just outside of Linz. [Reported that at camp near Leonding, 5 km from Linz, there were 500 Polish Jews all of whom wish to go to Palestine.
Many Jewish groups do exist in neighborhood of Linz.
Notorious Mauthausen (east of Linz) various estimates of how many Jews remain of many thousands whom Germans imprisoned there. In Linz estimate was 5-600 Polish Jewish women and a total of 1000 Jews. Information about 300 Jewish women including Hungarians, Poles, Yugoslavs at Scharflingskammen on the main road west of Linz.
Other centers of Jewish population – [unclear] reported to be 5000 Hungarian Jews including 270 women; Lambach, Horsching, Neuban, etc.
[arrow is drawn here] Linz is the center of intense DP activity and has countless national committees. There is a Jewish office which is subdivided into various national groups. Mr. Ehrenkranz rep Joint, Switzerland had been in Linz and had promised a trainload of supplies and a party of medical personnel. He asked different Jewish committees to form one single committee. Lists were being prepared but nothing was complete.
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