London (Aug. 19)
A stirring story, describing how Belgian partisans upheld a Nazi train carrying 1,500 Jews from Belgium to Poland and released the deportees, was reported here today by the Belgian Government-in-Exile.
The partisans overpowered the Nazi guards, opened the cattle cars in which the Jewish deportees were herded and providing them with money, told them to flock in different directions. Six hundred of the Jews succeeded in escaping, the report says. The German soldiers escorting the train opened fire against them, killing twenty and wounding forty. Many of the escaped deportees were recaptured, but about two hundred eluded the Nazi soldiers and are now given shelter by Belgian patriots in the Brussels area, the report states.