Forty Jewish Boys, Survivors of Oswiecim Camp, Placed in Swiss Hospital by Red Cross

Forty Jewish boys, survivors of the notorious German extermination camp of Oswiecim were brought here by the Red Cross and placed in the Tiefenau Hospital, a municipal institution situated five miles from Berne, where they are receiving care and attention of Swiss physicians and nurses.

All are suffering from tuberculosis. Physicians say it will take from two to three years before some of them will be well. Deep in the flesh of the arms of each of the boys, the Germans burned the number of the camp in which they were held. All lack clothing, shirts and shoes. One of the boys, Wolf Factor, says that his dead father was a cousin of Max Factor, Hollywood cosmetic manufacturer.

“I am the only survivor of our entire family,” he told the correspondent of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency.” My mother and sister were executed in a gas chamber in Oswiecim and cremated in the camp there. My father was shot by the Germans in Lodz.”

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