10,000 Carpathian Jews Liberated by Russian Army; Many Fought in Partisan Units
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10,000 Carpathian Jews Liberated by Russian Army; Many Fought in Partisan Units

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Reports reaching here today establish that among the Jews literated by the Russian Army in Hungary are 10,000 from the Carpethian section of the country which formerly belonged to Czechoslovakia and which may now become a part of Soviet Ukraine.

Many of the resuced Carpathian Jews were in partisan units which fought the Germans in Hungary. Others had been living in the woods for months to escape deportation by the Germans to extermination camps in occupied Poland.

Nineteen Jews who recently arrived here from Rumania today joined the Jewish Brigade. Four Jewish women enlisted in the Palestine Auxiliary Territorial Service, which is the equivalent of the WAC in the United States.

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