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45,000 Greek Jews Deported to Poland, Homes, Property Confiscated

Forty-five thousand Greek Jews have been deported from Salonica, and their property and homes confiscated, it is reported today by Greek circles here, Shops belonging to the deportees have been looted by German soldiers. Before the war, there were approximately 55,000 Jews in Salonica.

Most of the Jews are being sent to Poland, the report adds. This jibes with information reaching the Polish Government last week, to the effect that a transport of 5,000 Greek Jews from Athens and Salonica had arrived in Poland under Nazi guard. It is not known to where these deportees were sent, after they were taken from the reception camps at Lwow.

The reports reaching the Greek Government-in-Exile here also state that Jews are being deportes from Macedonia. It is not clear whether these reports refer to the recent deportation of Jews from Bulgarian-occupied Macedonia, or whether they indicate that Jews are also being expelled from sections of Macedonia which are still part of Greece proper.

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