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Nazis Intensify Defortation of Jews from Poland; Many Thousands Expelled Since January

Intensifying their drive to deport the Jews from both large and small towns in Poland “to unknown destinations,” Nazi authorities this week deported 2,000 Jews from the town of Bendzin, it was reliably reported here today.

The report stated that deportation of the 8,000 Jews who still remain in Bendzin is expected. It also added that the Jews in the neighboring townships of Sosnowietz, Stremieszyce and Dombrowa-Gornicza are panic stricken, fearing that the Nazi authorities will also deport them.

More than 132,000 Jews have been deported from a number of towns in occupied Poland since January, another report reaching here today stated. No trace of the deportees can be found.

The report revealed that 34,000 Jews have been deported from Czestochowa, 15,000 from Brest-Litowsk, 15,000 from Biala-Podlasks, 12,000 from Rawa-Russka. About 9,000 were deported from Hrubiszow, 9,000 from Kosow, 8,000 from Seredyn, 7,000 from Grajew, 5,000 from Lukow, 5,000 from Zawchwost, 4,000 from Sokolow, 3,700 from Chmielnik, 3,200 from Busko, and 2,000 from Suchedinov.