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German Data Reveals 1,071,600 Polish Jews Transported to Extermination Camps

Official statistics of the German Railways operating in occupied Poland reveal that 1,071,600 doomed Jews were transported to Treblinka, Belzetz and other “extermination camps” during the year beginning April 1, 1942 and ending March 31, 1943, it was reported here today at a session of the Zionist Actions Committee demoted to the question of rescuing Jews from Europe.

Dr. Isaac Gruenbaum, a member of the executive of the Jewish Agency, who submitted the report, emphasized that these figures do not include the Jews sent to the camps in Sobibor, Majdanek and Malkinia where few Jewish internees were left alive. He charged the Allied governments with failing to take practical steps to halt the slaughter of Jews in Poland and warned that with the approaching Allied invasion of Europe the danger for the remaining Jews is increasing since the Nazis will revenge their defeats on the Jews.

A suggestion was advanced at the session that a large delegation be sent from Palestine to the United States for the purpose of intensifying the campaign for the rescue of European Jews. An announcement was made by Eliezer Kaplan, treasurer of the Jewish Agency, that the Agency has decided to increase its financial contribution to the rescue work. Moshe Bader, representative of the Jewish Agency in Turkey, gave a roving report concerning the situation of the Jews in occupied Europe on the basis of information reaching Turkey from the occupied territories.

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