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Slovakia Yields to German Demand to Deport Last 15,000 Jews to Poland

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The Swedish press reports today that the pro-Nazi Slovak government has acceded to new demands from Berlin for the deportation of all Jews remaining in Slovakia. These Jews, many of whom have special permission from President Tiso to remain in Slovakia, will be delivered to German authorities for transportation to occupied Poland, Swedish correspondents report from Budapest.

The German Transocean news service reports that all Jews in Slovakia, including children over the age of thirteen, have been instructed to report to the nearest police station. The measure was taken to discover the number of aliens among the 15,000 Jews remaining in Slovakia, the Nazi agency “explains.”

Bratislava newspapers report that the Slovakian Central Economic Office has decreed that Jews may not dwell in buildings erected since 1918, with the exception of Jewish physicians. Prague newspapers received here disclose that an additional group of Jews have been deprived of Czech citizenship and their property confiscated.

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