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Labor Conscripts Forced to Pay Own Way in Nazi Camps, Prague Paper Reveals

The Prague newspaper Neue Tag, copies of which were received here today, reports that “enlistment” for Jewish labor camps in the protectorate has been concluded.

The newspaper states that 3,196 Jews appeared before the “recruiting commission.” Of this number, 1,722 were declared fit for hard labor, 509 for easy work and 565 unfit for any labor. The comparatively small number of conscripts, the newspaper declares, came as a surprise, revealing that many Jews had succeeded in leaving the country.

Altogether, six labor camps have been established and started work on October 15. One of the camps is exclusively employed on road construction work. According to the newspaper, a Government decree has been issued under which members of the Jewish labor camps are compelled to pay for their shelter and food.