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Polish Jews Find Refuge in Hungary; Ukrainians Direct Massacres of Jews in Galicia

Jews from German-occupied Poland are escaping into Hungary where they are interned in special camps, it was authoritatively reported here today. The Hungarian border authorities have apparently received instructions not to turn back any Jew who may be caught crossing the frontier, the report said.

The report discloses that many Jews in Poland are joining Russian guerrilla units in the Ukraine. The intensified Nazi terror has left no alternatives for the Jews in the Galician part of Poland except flight to Hungary or to the Russian guerrillas.

Actively participating in the renewed terror against the Jews are Ukrainian mayors appointed by the German administration in Galicia. The report points out that “practically all mayors in the Galician communities are guilty of torturing Jews.” Hundreds of Jews are being shot by Ukrainian storm-troopers who are also being sent for this purpose to the Lublin district where the extermination of the Jewish population is being conducted under the direction of Major Dolff, former chief of the notorious concentration camp at Dachau, Germany.

A blacklist of leading Ukrainians who are held responsible for organizing pogroms against Jews in Galicia has reached Switzerland. It contains the names of a number of mayors and town officials in various Galician towns as well as of the local Ukrainian police chiefs and other police officers.

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