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Vienna Jews Held in Open Sports Field; Many Die of Exposure

Several thousand Jews in Vienna are being held in an open-air sports stadium, where many are dying of exposure and ill treatment, according to reliable reports reaching Bucharest. Most of these Jews are Polish citizens or stateless.

Their families are informed, at an average rate of 50 weekly, to call at the stadium, where they are given the prisoners’ corpses on payment of 300 marks each.

It was also reported that 1,700 Jews had been transferred from Vienna to the Lublin Jewish “reservation” in Poland during December, of whom only about 300 remained in Lublin and the rest fled, barefoot and half-naked, across the Soviet border. Another transport waited in Vienna for several days for shipment to Lublin but instead its members were interned in a concentration camp in Vienna where the Jewish community was obliged to feed them.

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