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Child Born in ‘no Man’s Land”

A ditch in Czech-German “no man’s land” was the cradle today for a child without a country, born to one of the Jewish women in a group of refugees trapped near Brushky in southern Moravia.

The child, born last night, shares the fate of the group which had been ousted by the Germans from recently occupied Sudeten areas and have been refused admittance by the Czechoslovak authorities. Their fate will remain undecided until the ownership of the “no man’s land,” which is a kilometer wide and runs along the southern edge of Moravia, is decided by fixing of the Czech-German boundary.

The newspaper Narodny Politika bluntly charged that 57 Jewish refugee families from Lunenburg trapped in “no man’s land” had themselves to blame for their night. “They ‘are now sitting and waiting in no man’s land waiting for they know not what,” the paper said. “Perhaps they are now wondering why in the 1930 census. They counted themselves German and thus made Lunden3urg German today.”