Nazis Murdered 5,000 Jews in Dniepro-petrovsk, Jewish Doctor Reveals

The massacre of 5,000 Jews by the Nazis in Dniepro-Petrovsk, in the Ukraine, in April of this year, was revealed today by a Jewish doctor, Moishe Friedman, who succeeded in escaping after having been left for dead by the Germans.

On the pretext that they would allow any Jew who wished to reach Soviet territory to depart, the Germans gathered about 5,000 Jewish men, women and children in a restaurant in the town, Dr. Friedman reported. The Jews, who had been instructed to bring along whatever valuables they desired, were given receipts for their luggage which was piled in waiting trucks. Then they were loaded onto other trucks which proceeded to the outskirts of the town.

When the trucks reached a spot which had evidently been designated in advance as an execution place the Jews were flung from the vehicles, the doctor said. Armed Nazi soldiers methodically shot every person, children and adults alike. Dr. Friedman, who had only been wounded by the Nazi bullets, crept from beneath a pile of dead at night when the German soldiers had departed, and found shelter in the hut of a ncighboring peasant where he remained hidden until he recovered sufficiently to reach here.

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