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Nazis Left Only One Jew Alive in Kursk, Russian War Correspondent Reports

Only one Jew remained alive in Kursk when the Red Army entered the city, it was disclosed here by Ilya Ehrenburg, noted Soviet war correspondent, who visited the city soon after it was liberated.

Before the Germans were forced to evacuate Kursk, which was a key city in their winter defense line, they shot all the Jews who remained alive, even dragging typhus victims from hospitals, Ehrenburg said. The lone Jewish survivor had been hidden by Russian nurses among the corpses of patients who had died from typhus.