London (Jul. 5)
A plan providing for the deportation of all Jews from Italy to Nazi-held Poland has been submitted to Mussolini by the secretariat of the Fascist Party as a result of the fear of Allied landings on Italian soil, it is reported in the London press today.
The report, coming from Turkey, says that Mussolini has been urged to intern all Jews in special concentration camps in Lombardy if it is impossible to transport them to Poland. It is believed that the German military authorities in Italy are behind the proposal. More than 50,000 Italian Jews and about 20,000 Jewish refugees would be affected.