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Nazis Execute President and All Members of a Jewish Council for Alleged Sabotage

Nazi authorities in Poland have executed the president and all members of the Jewish Council in Bendinburg in retaliation for repeated acts of terror and sabotage against the occupation administration, it was learned here today.

Charging that the Jewish community had encouraged anti-Nazi acts, the local officials also ordered the deportation of practically all Jews from the city, leaving only a few Jewish workers who are employed by German firms working on war contracts.

Many Jews in Nazi-held Galicia, it was reported here today, are trying to cross into Carpatho-Ruthenia which is now a part of Hungary. The Hungarian authorities, however, have notified the local Jews that severe punishment will be imposed upon anyone giving shelter to a Jew from Galicia. To emphasize the warning, the Hungarian authorities arrested Rabbi Dishinsky of Chust, in Carpatho-Ruthenia, and his brother and put them on trial on the charge that they assisted a number of Jewish refugees from Galicia to hide in the city. The court found Rabbi Dishinski guilty and sentenced him to six years at hard labor. His brother was sentenced to four years at hard labor.

A Polish Jew who just succeeded in escaping from Radom, in Poland, related today how the Germans execute Jews who are not able to perform compulsory labor. In a munitions factory near Radom where a number of Jewish technicians are working, a Jew is shot if he is unable to do his work for seven successive days. “One morning thirteen Jews, including one woman, who had received injuries during their work, were executed when the German doctor reported that they would not be able to continue their work,” he said.

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