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Friedmann, Stricker, Two Vienna Jewish Leaders, Sent to Therezin Fortress

Information reaching here today from the fortress town of Therezin in the Czech Protectorate, where tens of thousands of Czech Jews are being held isolated from the rest of the world, reports that Dr. Desider Friedmann, former president of the Vienna Jewish Community, has been transferred by the Nazi authorities to Therezin where he is directing the internal affairs of the interned Jews there.

Dr. Robert Stricker, noted Austrian Zionist leader, is also reported to have been transferred to Therezin and is working with Dr. Friedmann in organizing the everyday life of the Jews in the fortress, Both Jewish leaders were arrested by the Nazis shortly after the occupation of Vienna and held for a long time in the Dachau concentration camp in Germany. They were later released but not permitted to leave Nazi territory.

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