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Celebrating a new nation, 1948

By STARS AND STRIPES Published: August 2, 2019

Gerald Waller ©Stars and Stripes
Germany, May 18, 1948: A man in a displaced persons' camp proudly displays the flag of Israel, which became a nation a few days earlier. A Stars and Stripes story said there were 134,000 Jewish people living in DP camps in the U.S. zone of Germany, a majority of whom wished to go to Palestine. Until Israel came into existence, the story said, British authorities were only allowing 50 to 60 per month to immigrate.

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¶Two Stripes stories on reaction to the founding of Israel:
     May 17, 1948: Jews in U.S. Zone laying ground for DP exit
     May 19, 1948: U.S. Zone DPs hail State of Israel
 

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