Russian Eye-witness Confirms Report of Nazi Massacre of 40,000 Jews in Kiev
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Russian Eye-witness Confirms Report of Nazi Massacre of 40,000 Jews in Kiev

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A Russian guerrilla fighter from Kiev who reached Kuibyshev today estimated that the Nazis have executed about 86,000 people in Kiev, of whom more than 40,000 were Jews. The Jews were massacred in a pogrom which lasted five days and five nights, the eye-witness reported.

A group of 200 Jews were hanged by the Nazis in front of their homes at Podol, a suburb of Kiev, the guerrilla fighter stated. The Nazis did not permit burial of the victims and they remained hanging for a week. More than 500 Jewish girls were taken by the Nazis from their homes in Kiev and sent to military brothels. A number of them committed suicide by throwing themselves out of windows, the Russian testified.

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