LONDON (Jan. 27)
Jewish soldiers in the Soviet armies are being shot by the German military command when taken prisoner, it was reported by Polish official circles here today.
The report states that Jewish soldiers and political commissars of the Red Army are executed as soon as they reach the war prisoners’ camps. Every Russian prisoner, when arriving in camp, is asked whether he is Jewish. Those classified as Jews are stripped of their boots, clothing and underwear and executed. Ukrainians and Moslems are accorded special treatment, while Russians are sent to the huge camps established at Biala-Podlaska, near Brest-Litovsk, and at Bialystok and Lublin where they are treated with the utmost brutality and kept on a hunger-diet of a hundred grams of bread daily with some soup occasionally.
The roads in the neighborhood of the camps, the Polish report states, are filled with bodies of executed Jewish war prisoners. In many cases the Jewish war prisoners are ordered by the camp authorities to run barefoot in deep snow from the camps to open fields, where they are shot under the pretext that they were trying to escape. In the camp near Lublin, a group of Soviet-Jewish war prisoners was stripped naked and machine-gunned by the guards. In the city of Zamosc, Poles were driven frantic by the cries of Jewish war prisoners tortured at a camp established at the outskirts of the city.