ROME (Via Lisbon) (Sep. 23)
Hundreds of Croatian Jews are hiding in the woods to prevent being seized and shot at random by firing squads which have already executed hundreds of Jews during a reign of terror now raging in Croatia. Today the Zagreb radio announced that fifty more “Jews and Communists” have been executed in retaliation for the recent explosion in the Zagreb telephone exchange.
Meanwhile, the 6,000 Croatian Jews who had been deported to the Dalmatian salt mines have been transferred inland as a result of the Italian occupation of the coastal region. The camps in which they are interned have only the most primitive sanitary and health facilities. The internees spend all their time under the open sky without any protection in all kinds of weather.
In Yugoslavia several hundred Jews have been rounded up in the territories seized by the Italians. Most of the arrests occurred in the neighborhood of Susak and Lubjana where the arrested Jews have been confined in concentration camps.