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Advancing U.S. Troops Force Nazis to Abandon 100 French Jewish Deportees

One hundred Jews destined for deportation by the Germans were abandoned in the town of Nevers in the Orleans region when American troops turned the German retreat into a rout, according to information reaching here.

The Jews, among whom are the Paris bankers, Lucien Levy and M. Mendez, were loaded onto trains in Southern France, together with 100 captured members of the resistance movement, and were being transported to a concentration camp when they were stranded in Nevers.

When American troops occupied the town they instructed the group to remain there until they could be checked upon as few had proper identification papers. As soon as their plight was made known here, through a message brought by a farmer from Nevers, the authorities promised to arrange assistance and transportation for them.