1,000 to Leave Danzig Jan. 27
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1,000 to Leave Danzig Jan. 27

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The decision of the Danzig Nazi-dominated Senate to expel the Free City’s Jews will be carried out with two weeks, it was reported today from Danzig. The first transport of 1,000 Danzig and German stateless Jews, consisting of men, women and children, will leave Danzig on Jan. 27. The deportees will be transported to Marienburg, East Prussia, and thence, in sealed railway coaches to Genoa via Germany. At Genoa, the Jews will be put on Greek steamers for an unknown destination, probably in the direction of Shanghai. To cover the costs of transportation, the Danzig Senate has confiscated the property of the Union of Danzig Synagogues, estimated at 1,000,000 gulden.

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