London (Jan. 27)
The Polish Government today made public the text of a second note addressed to the United Nations on the Nazi extermination of the Jewish and Polish population in occupied Poland. The note urges the governments of the United Nations “to take urgent counsel together for the purpose of devising practical and effective means of restraining Germany” from continuing its intensified barbaric methods of annihilation of the civilian population.
At a press conference today Gen. Sikorski, the Polish Premier, speaking of the new wave of Nazi terror in Poland stated that a record number of 35,000 Jews and Polos was deported from Warsaw in four days following January 15. Some of these victims were sent to the concentration camp of Majdanek while others were sent to the so-called “Jewish extermination camps”, he said.
The note of the Polish Government to the United Nations reveals among other things that last June there were still 8,170 Jewish men in the Nazi concentration camp in Oswiccim which is the most notorious camp in occupied Poland. They included 1,100 Jews who were deported from France and 5,000 Jews exiled from the Czech Protectorate. Internment in the Oswiccim camp is tantamount to death after prolonged torture. Of 85,840 Jews and Polos interned in this camp since its establishment by the Nazis some 58,000 have perished, including 2,000 Catholic priests, the note of the Polish government points out.