LONDON (Jun. 23)
More than 90,000 Jews have been massacred by the Gestapo in Poland, the Baltic countries and the occupied part of Russia during the last three months, according to a report received here today by the Polish Government-in-Exile through underground channels. The report estimates that the Gestapo is executing at least 1,000 Jews daily in these occupied territories.
The report confirms the Nazi slaughter of 60,000 Jews in Vilna last month which was reported last week from Sweden. It also informs the Polish Government that mass-executions of Jews have taken place in the camp at Belzyce, near Lublin, which is the largest “Jewish camp” in Nazi-occupied Poland, and where 12,000 Jews are reported confined.
Many of the Jews massacred by the Gestapo in the Belzyce camp were deportees from Germany, Austria, Holland and the Czech Protectorate, the report from the underground informants stated. The Nazis are deliberately transporting Jews to Poland and killing them in camps there, in order to avoid the stigma of having pogroms take place in the Reich, the report emphasized.