All Greek Jews Will Be Interned in Huge Ghetto in Crete, Nazis Report
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All Greek Jews Will Be Interned in Huge Ghetto in Crete, Nazis Report

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Those Salonika Jews who will not be sent to forced labor by the Nazi occupation authorities will be deported to a huge ghetto which is to be established on the German-held island of Crete, it was announced today on the Athens radio.

The Jews residing in other Greek towns will be interned temporarily in local ghettos until they can be transported to Crete, the Athens broadcaster stated. The deportation of the Jews to Crete is punishment for “Jewish responsibility for Greek resistance to the Axis and for Jewish intrigues that plunged Greece into war,” the German-controlled radio asserted.

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