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Deportation of Jews from Polish Cities Continues: Belgian Jews Held in Lublin District

Hundreds of thousands of Jews concentrated in Eastern Galicia, between the cities of Rawa-Rueska and Przemysl, are now being organized by the Nazis into groups which are to be deported to unknown destinations, it was reliably reported here today in a message from the underground movement in Poland.

The message also stated that practically all Jews of central Poland are now interned in three “Jewish concentration camps” near Lublin, Birkenau and Oswiecim from where they are being sent to forced labor. Because of insufficient nourishment, mortality among them is very high.

“Many Jews deported from Belgium are interned in camps near Deblin-Irena and Konska-Wola, in the Lublin district,” the message said. It also reports that the Nazis massacred all Jews in Kosow-Poleski and at the end of June deported about 3,000 Jews from the town of Strzemieszyce.