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Nazis Massacre 3,000 Jews in Kislovodsk Before Retreating from City

Approximately 3,000 Jews were executed by the Nazis in Kislovodsk, one of the resort towns of the Caucasus, prior to the German retreat from the city, it was reported in the Soviet press today. More than 1,000 of the victims were machine-gunned near a slaughter house in the city, while 2,000 were executed near a glass factory, three kilometers from Kislovodsk.

Describing the raids on Jewish houses in Kislovodsk, the Russian press reveals that a number of Jewish families committed suicide by slashing their veins in order to avoid seizure by the Nazis. Among them were several Jewish doctors from the Kislovodsk sanatorium, one of the most famous medical institutions in Russia.