LONDON (Mar. 22)
The 60,000 Greek Jews who were deported from their homeland to “unknown destinations” in the Spring and Summer of last year perished in the gas chambers of the dread Oswiecim “death camp” in Poland, it was disclosed today by the Polish Ministry of Information here. Most of the Greek Jews had been residents of Salonika or Athens.
The Polish report asserted that more than 500,000 persons have been murdered at Oswiecim since its establishment. Of these, the great majority were Jews, including, in addition to the Greek Jews, 50,000 from Czechoslovakia, 60,000 from Holland, Belgium and France, and tens of thousands of Polish Jews.
The Oswiecim camp has three crematoriums capable of consuming 10,000 bodies daily, the report asserts. The executions in the gas chambers take about fifteen minutes; immediately after which the bodies are taken to a crematorium. Because of a shortage of gas, Jews who were not yet asphyxiated were frequently placed in the crematorium, the report adds.