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Greek Civil War Worsens Conditions of Jews; 3,000 Emerge from Mountain Hideout

The situation of the Jews in Greece has grown worse as a result of the current hostilities, according to a report received here today. Hardest hit were the approximately 12,000 Jews in Athens who were mainly concentrated in the area beld by the British and Government forces. Five-hundred Athens Jews have been sleeping without any bedding or covering in an unheated synagogue, the report says.

About 3,000 Jews have reached Salonika from mountain hideouts to which they fled to escape deportation by the Germans, the report adds, stating that there are now about 18,000 Jews in all of Greece, aside from those who may still be in hiding. The Government is reported to have asked its legation in Moscow to check with the Russian authorites as to whether any Greek Jews have been found in liberated sections of Poland, to where about 75,000 were deported.