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From Mon Mar  4 08:50:47 PST 1996
Article: 26011 of alt.revisionism
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Subject: Re: Beaulieu refuse to answer
Date: 4 Mar 1996 08:57:47 GMT
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> (Yale F. Edeiken) writes:
>  >   Jean-Francois Beaulieu  writes:
>  > (Yale F. Edeiken) wrote:
>  >  >
>  >  > >   Jean-Francois Beaulieu  writes:

[text deleted for brevity]

>  The simple fact is that   you claimed that Jews were admitted to
> the United States as refugees and that it   was impossible to
> determine the exact number is impossible because the 
>  classification of refugees by religion was "dropped." 

Mr. Edeiken is quite right to point out the inconsistencies in Mr.
Beaulieu's statement.  

>  It was   further pointed out that the religious classification of refugees was never 
>  discontinued; it is used to this day. (text deleted).

As proof of what Mr. Edeiken is saying, I present the official document
on the subject:

_The DP Story_
The Displaced Persons Commission
John W. Gibson, Chairman
Superintendent of Documents,
U.S. Government Printing Office
August 15, 1952

Page 248:


Forty-seven percent of  all the immigrants under the DP Act were of the
Catholic faith; 35  percent of the Protestant and Orthodox faith; 16
percent of the Jewish faith; and one percent of other faiths.

More than half of the German expelee group, 51 percent, were of the
Catholic faith, the remaining 49 percent were of the Protestant and
Orthodox faith." 

Mr. Beaulieu will probably stamp his little feet in anger and demand that
we give the absolute numbers. Very well:

Page 243

"By June 30, 1952, a total of 393,542 immigrants had been admitted
under the Displaced Persons Act. (It is to be noted that this number
includes only those actually admitted and not those visaed.)  Eighty
five and seven tenths percent of all immigrants admitted under the
act by this date were displaced persons; 13.6 were German 
expelees and less than 1 percent were orphans and adopted 
children of German ethnic origin." 

Let's see now,  16 percent of  393,542 equals 69,667 Jews. This
hardly makes a dent in the millions that went missing.

[The remainder of Mr. Edeiken's text deleted with apologies]

Harry W. Mazal OBE

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