Nazis Assemble Trains for Transporting Czech Jews to Unknown Destination
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Nazis Assemble Trains for Transporting Czech Jews to Unknown Destination

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Prague newspapers reaching here today report that “trains have been assembled and stand ready” for transporting Jews from Czech towns to unknown destinations, while Prague radio today reported that two Jews, Hugo Beck and Maximilian Friedlander, were among these executed yesterday.

Welcoming the expulsion of Jews from the larger cities in the Czech Protectorate, the Nazi-controlled newspapers comment upon it as being “the first step toward a final solution of the Jewish problem” in the Protectorate. “The yellow Mogen David will soon disappear altogether from our towns,” the Narodni Prace writes.

At the same time the Prague press admits that the resistance which is now growing throughout the Protectorate against the Nazi regime “is not a purely Jewish affair.” The newspapers point out that Czech “Aryans” are equally responsible for the growing anti-Nazi sabotage. They admonish the Czech people, and particularly the youth, to adopt an attitude “completely different from that of the dreamers and criminals who have wrapped themselves in a romantic myth and thus brought the nation once more to the brink of disaster.”

Emulating Slovakia the authorities in Prague today decreed that all Jews in the Protectorate must mark a Mogen David on the envelopes enclosing their letters.

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