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Nazis Execute Czechs in Prague for Assisting Jews to Escape Deportation

Three Czechoslovaks, two of them women, are reported to have been executed in Prague for helping Jews “evade deportation.”

The Czechoslovak press service last night quoted the German tribunal as declaring that assistance to Jews in escaping deportation is proof of an “attitude hostile to the state.” It identified the victims as Frantisek Cerny, 53, and the two women, Vilemina Pruchova, 44, and Vlasta Hellerova, 34. Circumstances of their “crimes” or the fate of the Jews they sought to help were not reported.

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