Extermination of Dutch Jews in Polish Concentration Camps Reported

The Polish Government today reported that “many thousands” of Jews who were deported by the Nazis from Holland were sent to the notorious Treblinka concentration camp in occupied Poland where they were executed in special “death chambers” which the Nazis recently “improved” to facilitate the massgassing of Jewish internees.

The same report, which came from the underground movement in Poland, also stated that a transport of 340 Dutch Jews was massacred by the Nazis at Sochy, near Zwierzyniec-Lubelski, and that a group of 100 Jewish women and children from Holland was killed in Szarajewka, near Potok. Another group of 150 Dutch Jews was annihilated by the Nazis in the village of Tursk.

Another report reaching here today stated that the “Jewish camps” which the Nazis organized to house Jews in occupied Holland are being dissolved as a result of intensified deportations of Jewish internees to Nazi-held territories in Eastern Europe.

The report, which supplements previous advices to the effect that all the Jews of Holland have either been deported or are held in concentration camps awaiting deportation, reveals that the Nazi authorities issued an order that individual parcels intended for the interned Jews should no longer be addressed to their camps directly, since these camps were being dissolved, but “to a distribution center from where they will be forwarded,” the report says.

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