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Bulgaria Holds Jews As Hostages for Relatives Charged with Anti-axis Sabotage

Thirty Jews in the Bulgarian city of Plovdiv have been taken as hostages by the authorities and will be held until their relatives, charged with anti-Axis sabotage, surrender to the police, it was reported here today. The report added that Leon Pappo, a Bulgarian Jew who was sentenced to death for assassinating a Nazi agent, has succeeded in escaping.