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1,000 Jews Saved by Russian Army in Newly Liberated Polish Towns

About 1,000 Jews have been found by the advancing Russian Army in Polish territory liberated since the beginning of the present offensive, it was announced today over the Lublin radio.

Some Jews from Warsaw arrived here today. They told how 10,000 Jews who were still hiding in Warsaw, after the destruction of the ghetto, participated in an uprising by the Polish population. Less than 1,000 of them survived. Some of these succeeded in escaping to the woods, while others were captured by the Germans.

Among the 1,000 Jews so far rescued are several from the city of Czenstochowa. They report that the Germans originally held 11,000 Jews in Czenstochowa, the majority of whom came from other polish towns and from Czechoslovakia. Of these, about 7,000 remained alive until a few weeks before the Russian offensive. When the drive started, the Germans placed the surviving Jews of Czenstochewa in four camps and started to exterminate them. In one of these camps, the Jewish prisoners revolted, using smuggled arms. Some of these prisoners succeeded in holding out until they were saved by the advancing Russian troops.

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