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All of Pinsk’s 25,000 Jews Murdered; 6,000 Killed in Vilna Prior to Nazi Retreat

No Jews remain in the city of Pinsk, according to front line reports reaching here today. Red Army troops who recaptured the city did not encounter even one survivor of the 25,000 Jews who dwelt there prior to the German invasion of Russia.

A similar situation exists in Vilna, which had a pre-war Jewish population of about 55,500, other dispatches reveal. Non-Jews in the city disclosed that a few days prior to retreating from Vilna, the Germans executed 6,000 Jews in the local ghetto. They were the last Jews remaining in the city.