Remnants of Several Hundred Foreign Jews in Slovakian Camp Executed
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Remnants of Several Hundred Foreign Jews in Slovakian Camp Executed

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Sixty-two foreign-born Jews confined in a labor camp at Vyhne, Slovakia-all that remained of several hundred sent there three years ago-have been killed, according to information reaching here today.

The Jews, most of whom were Belgian nationals, were sent to the camp originally, pending their return home, the report said. When the Nazis invaded the Low Countries, in 1940, making their repatriation impossible, the Vyhne camp, which had been merely an internment center, was converted into a labor camp.

In the intervening three years, the conditions of labor, lack of food, and wretched sanitary and health facilities took a heavy toll of the internees. The report does not indicate why the Slovakian authorities decided at this time to have the camp survivors executed.

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