30% Death Rate in Buchenwald Gamp
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30% Death Rate in Buchenwald Gamp

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The Associated Press reported from Berlin today that Jewish leaders in Poznan had reported that since Jan. 8 they had received 465 urns containing the ashes of Polish Jews from the Buchenwald concentration camp, indicating a death rate of 30 per cent among the 1,500 Jews originally in the camp. The dispatch also said Polish Jews would no longer be permitted to emigrate on the ground that the British removed such emigrants from ships bound for the Americas or Palestine and forced them to join the Polish Legion in France.

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