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Jewish Survivors from Oswiecim Camp Arrive in Bucharest; Others Reach Budapest

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A group of 44 Jewish survivors from the Oswiecim “extermination camp” arrived here today, including a number of Jews who wore deported by the Germans from paris and Brussels.

At the same time, it was reported here today from Budapest that several groups of Jewish survivors have reached there from Oswiecim. One of the survivors who reached Bucharest, Martin Steg, a deportee from Paris, told the correspondent of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency that about 100,000 Jews were still alive in the Oswiecim camp before the Russian Army neared the section of Poland where the camp was located. The majority of them, however, were moved into the interior of Germany in a hurry and their fate is unknown, he declared.

The Jewish survivors from Oswiecim who arrived here today all told the same gruesome stories of how hundreds of thousands of Jews were burned alive in the ovens of the camp. They also related how 3,000 Jewish children, brought to the camp from the Polish towns of Sosnowiec and Bendin, as well as from Terosionstadt, were killed by the Germans in the Oswiecim gas chambers. The crematories in the extermination camps of Oswiecim and Birkenau were operated under the command of Gestap leaders Schwarloiber and Palatisch, notorious throughout Germany for their cruelty.

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