Jewish Deportees from Paris Return Home from Oswiecim; Find Their Apartments Occupied
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Jewish Deportees from Paris Return Home from Oswiecim; Find Their Apartments Occupied

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The first group of Jewish deportees from Paris to return from the notorious Oswiecim death camp reached here today from Poland via the Russian port of Odessa, after being liberated by the Red Army.

The group consists of eight persons. The case of one of them, Anna Stocklammer, can serve as an example of the position of many other rescued Jews who may be repatriated to their homes in France after being liberated from Gestapo camps in Eastern Europe. This Jewish woman, who is only 23 years old, but looks emaciated from many months of starvation, found her apartment in Paris occupied by others, her husband deported, and her father, a tailor, unable to work because he cannot recover his apartment although he served as a volunteer in the French Army from 1939 until the fall of Paris. He managed to hide from the Germans during the occupation.

The repatriated Jewish deportees had their camp numbers tattoced by the Gestapo in blue ink on their left forearm with a small triangle which the Nazis used as a special identifying mark for Jewish internees. They were deported from Paris early in 1943. They told the correspondent of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency of the mass-executions of thousands of Jews which they witnessed in Oswiecim and of the medical experiments which German doctors made on the bodies of Jews, dead and alive.

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