Polish Jews Who Escaped from Ghettos to Italy Liberated in Rome
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Polish Jews Who Escaped from Ghettos to Italy Liberated in Rome

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Among the 4,000 Jews liberated by the Allied armies in Rome were a number of Polish Jews who succeeded in escaping from ghettos and reaching Rome during the nine months of the German occupation of the city, the Dzienni Polski, official organ of the Polish Government-in-Exile, reports today.

The paper also reports that twelve Jewish soldiers of the Polish Army, who fought in the ranks of the Kosciuszko Division on the Italian front, were executed by the Germans after being taken prisoner at Cassino.

Lauding the “splendid work” done by Palestine Auxiliary Territorial Service units in liberated Italy, a Reuter’s correspondent today reported from the Italian front that “Palestine is expected to provide a substantial proportion of the 6,000 more girls urgently wanted for work in the liberated parts of Italy.” The Palestine Auxiliary Territorial Service unite are composed chiefly of Jewish women.

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