Italy, Fearing Allied Landing, Moves 16,000 Interned Jews from Camps in Sicily
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Italy, Fearing Allied Landing, Moves 16,000 Interned Jews from Camps in Sicily

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Fearing an Allied landing in Sicily, the Italian authorities have transferred 16,000 interned Jews in various camps there to the north-Eastern part of Italy in the vicinity of the Isonzo river, it was reported here today.

The report states that the ex-Mufti of Jerusalem has fallen into disgrace with the Italian Ministry of Propaganda. The Italian radio station at Bari, however, continues to broadcast anti-Jewish propaganda in Arabic directed to the Arabs in Palestine, Syria and Iraq.

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