220 Jewish Refugees from Greece Held Prisoners on Italian Island
Menu JTA Search

220 Jewish Refugees from Greece Held Prisoners on Italian Island

Download PDF for this date

Two hundred and twenty Jewish refugees fleeing from Greece have been captured by the Italians and taken to Rhodes, where they are now serving in compulsory labor battalions at work repairing roads, it was disclosed today by Turkish fishermen who returned from a visit to that island.

The refugees, including both men and women, are facing starvation as a result of small food rations. Urgent appeals for assistance have been directed to various Jewish institutions.

Founding Funders

The digitization of the JTA Archive would not have been possible without the generous support of the following donors:
  • The Gottesman Fund
  • Righteous Persons Foundation
  • Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner, in honor of Norma Spungen
  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Grace and Scott Offen Charitable Fund