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Six Trains Carry Deported Jews from Hungary to Extermination Camp in Poland

The Polish Government-in-Exile today reported that six trains carrying adult Jews from Hungary passed Polish railway stations in the Cracow district between May 15 and May 27. The trains were going in the direction of the notorious “extermination comp” at Cswiecim.

The report stated that the Nazis in Hungary are separating children from their parents and are deporting the children to Poland in separate trains. Sixty-two cars packed with children between two and eight years of age arrived in Poland from Hungary on May 30.

The Czechoslovakian State Council in London today adopted a resolution denouncing the execution of 7,000 Jewish internees who were transferred recently by the Germans from Therezin, Czechoslovakia, to an extermination camp in occupied Poland and killed in gas chambers there.

“This new crime committed by the Nazi savages,” the resolution reads, “a crime which is unbelievable in its ghastly horror, will be punished, as will all their previous crimes.” The Council confirmed a declaration by President Benes that all those who ordered and who carried out this crime will not escape just retribution and merciless punishment. It called upon the people of Czechoslovakia to do their utmost to “save their Jewish fellow citizens.”

The Slovakian radio reported today from Bratislava that Jewish-owned land confiscated by the Slovakian authorities in 17 villages was “liquidated” by the Land Office last week. In 15 of the villages the land was auctioned off, while in the remaining two villages, the Land Office gave the land to Slovakian peasants.

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