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Nazis, Execute Seven Berlin Jewish Leaders; Hold Others As Hostages

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Seven leading members of the Reichsvertretung of Jews in Germany, which is the leading Jewish organization in the Reich, have been executed by the Nazis after many months of imprisonment, it was reliably reported here today.

The names of the seven victims is not disclosed, but the information reveals that they were shot on November 9,1942. It also confirms that Alfred Selbiger, Hechalutz leader, has been executed. At present all Jewish leaders in the Reich are considered hostages with many of them being held under arrest.

The German press reaching here today from Berlin is filled with anti-Jewish articles based upon Hitler’s anniversary proclamation to the Nazi party last week. The articles repeat the usual anti-Jewish allegations and emphasize that it is the will of the Fuehrer that all Jews in Europe be exterminated before the war is over.

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