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Last Warsaw Broadcast Urges Jews in Occupied Poland to Remain Courageous

A last-minute appeal to Jews in the still-occupied part of Poland urging them not to lose faith “because the day of liberation is near” was broadcast from Warsaw before the patriots in the city were forced to surrender yesterday to the Germans after sixty-three days of fighting.

The appeal, made by a Polish announcer in behalf of the Jews who were fighting in the ranks of the patriots, warned polish traitors against handing over Jews to the Gestapo. “Those betraying our Jewish citizens are Poland’s Enemy No. 1.” the declared. The broadcast concluded with the prayer of “Izker” offered for the fallen Jews in Hebrew by a member of the Jewish underground movement. It was heard in Tel Aviv by the Hebrew newspaper Davar.