Jews Burned in Byalistock Synagogue; Only 500 Left in Vienna
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Jews Burned in Byalistock Synagogue; Only 500 Left in Vienna

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In the city of Byalistock 1,500 Jews were herded into the Great Synagogue and burned alive. In the town of Tiktin almost all Jews were buried alive. In other ghetto towns Jews are being annihilated by similar methods, the report states. In the Warsaw and Lodz ghettos there has been an alarming decrease in the Jewish population during the past few months. It has been impossible to ascertain what happens to the Jews who are taken from these ghettos by the Nazis.

The report also deals with the tortures inflicted upon Jews in Germany and Austria. It discloses that there are no more than 500 Jews left in Vienna and about 400 Jews in Hamburg, most of them aged people living on charity. In Berlin where there were about 100,000 Jews in 1939 there are now only 28,000, the report says.

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