Reported Danish Jews Now Doing Slave Labor in Nazi War Plants
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Reported Danish Jews Now Doing Slave Labor in Nazi War Plants

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Danish Jews under 60, including men and women, are now employed at forced labor in German war plants, the Stockholm newspaper Sveneka Korgonbladet reports today.

The Jews are part of those who were deported from Denmark in November and December of last year. Most of the Danish Jews succeeded in fleeing to Sweden at that time, but it is known that at least 1,600 were deported.

Those working in the military factories are kept isolated from other workers in the plant. Older Jews, who are not sufficiently able-bodied to be used for forced labor are confined in a camp which is somewhat better than the usual Nazi concentration camps for Jews, the paper says. The inmates, however, are not permitted to receive parcels from friends abroad.

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