3,000 Jews Deported from Slovakian Town; All Slovak Jews Will Lose Citizenship

Three thousand Jews, including many women have been rounded up in the town of Sarissko, in the Zemplin district of Slovakia, and sent to forced labor camps, it was reported here today. Hlinka Guards, the Slovakian storm-troopers, cooperated with the Slovak police in seizing the Jews, the reports disclose.

In Bratislava, the Slovak capital, deportation of Jews to concentration camps and “ghetto towns” in the interior continues, the reports state. Speaking at a press conference in Bratislava, Sano Mach, Minister of the Interior, declared that the Jews will be deported from the country “in the same way as they came, with bags and packages in their hands and their return to Slovakia will be prevented.” Another Slovak spokesman said that as a result of the deportation of the Jews, “Bratislava and Michalovce have now regained their Slovak character.” Slovak authorities also revealed that all Jews will shortly be deprived of their citizenship

Berlin correspondents of Swedish newspapers report today from the German capital that a large number of Jews charged with operating eighteen secret radio transmitters in Slovakia have been arrested.

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