Czech Protectorate Loses 110,000 Jews; Deportations Continue

Only 90,000 Jews are still in the Czech Protectorate of the 200,000 who lived there prior to its seizure by the Nazis, it is reported in pro-Nazi Czech papers reaching here today. The Jews remaining in the Protectorate are being deported as rapidly as possible.

Reliable Czech sources here today revealed details of an “S.S. School Estate” which has been opened at Lipa, near Nemecky Brod, to which unmarried Jews are sent. They work for eleven hours a day on road construction and repair. Their rations are miserably insufficient, and sanitary arrangements in the camp are practically non-existent. The Jews employed in this place are debarred from all contact with the outside world.

Another labor camp has been set up at Terezin, the Czech circles reported. To this camp are sent Jews who have committed an offense against any of the innumerable anti-Jewish regulations, such as travelling in a tram other than one of those reserved for Jews, making purchases during “Aryan shopping hours,” visiting a theatre, motion-picture theatre, or cafe, entering a park, or failing to be at home by eight o’clock in the evening.

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