London (Aug. 9)
The Tass, a Soviet news agency, today reported from Moscow that the Nazis massacred 5,000 Jews in the city of Orel, which last week was re-occupied by the Russian army.
“First the heads of the Jewish families were summoned by the Gestapo. They were never seen afterwards. Subsequently, whole families were led away from their homes and were found murdered on the Bolkhov highway, near the shooting range of the Dynamo factory,” the Moscow report said.