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Arrival in Poland of First 3,000 Italian Jewish Deportees Reported by Underground

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The first authenticated report of the arrival in Poland of a transport of Italian Jews was received here today by official Polish circles. The report, which came from reliable underground sources, states that last November 15, about 3,000 Italian Jews arrived at the Trawniki labor camp. They were apparently chosen from among the first group of Jews rounded up by the Germans in occupied northern Italy. The present whereabouts of the deportees is unknown, since the Trawniki camp was liquidated several weeks ago.

The Polish Government-in-Exile reported today that 600 of the Jews who were brought to Warsaw to clear the debris from the devasted ghetto have been killed by the German authorities since October.

The Manchester Guardian has published an article demanding that the British Government establish immediate rescue machinery similar to the War Refugee Board in the United States. The article points out that the Intergovernmental Committee for Refugees may be able and willing to rescue Jews from Nazi lands but cannot do so immediately. “The American Government has already abandoned a defeatist and timid view with regard to rescue and relief work. Britain must now follow suit,” the paper writes.

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