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All Jews in Slovakian City Arrested in Reprisal for Jewish Partisan Activities

The Nazi puppet government of Slovakia has ordered the arrest of the entire Jewish population in the city of Nitra in reprisal for Jewish participation in the partisan units which are now fighting in various sections of the country, the Bratislava radio reported today.

Acting on this order, the chief of police of the Nitra district announced that “Aryans” sheltering Jews will be punished severely. The same announcement said that Jews who, in an effort to escape arrest, flee from their homes in Nitra to join the partisans will be considered rebels and treated as such when caught.

The German Transkontinent Press today reported that a total of 11,185 yokes of confiscated Jewish farm land in pest county will be distributed in the near future among Hungarian ex-soldiers. Another report from Hungary stated that five non-Jews were arrested during the week-end in the city of Kosice for hiding Jews from deportation and that Samuel Friedlander, son of the “Laszliszker Rebbe,” was arrested and charged with helping Jews to obtain false identification documents in order to escape deportation.

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