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Giterman, J.D.C. Agent, Held in Nazi Concentration Camp

Isaac Giterman, former director of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee in Poland, who was taken off the Estonian steamship Estonia by a German patrol in the Baltic last month, is now being held in a Nazi concentration camp, according to a message from Giterman which reached Paris today.

The message, which did not state in which concentration camp Giterman was held, confined itself to an appeal to Jewish relief officials here to see that his family was taken care of. He said his wife and son were still in Nazi-occupied Poland and his 16-year-old daughter was alone in Wilno.

Giterman, who escaped to Wilno during the German occupation and organized relief activities there, was captured by the Germans while en route from Wilno to Amsterdam for a conference on relief. Jewish leaders in Wilno have telegraphed an inquiry to the J.D.C. here asking what measures have been taken to secure his release stating that his services were needed in organizing relief.

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