Prague (Aug. 10)
The liquidation of the Jewish ghetto in Theresienstadt is reaching its final stage, it was announced here today. The last 2,000 of its Jewish inmates will be repatriated by next week, the announcement said.
There is much Jewish property, especially stocks of textile goods left in Theresienstadt, which Jewish leaders in Prague are making an effort to obtain to be used for relief purposes. This effort however is not receiving any support from the Czech authorities.
The Jewish ghetto clerks in Theresiestadt, at the risk of their lives, saved a considerable part of its archives, including all death certificates which were ordered destroyed by the Gestapo. Urns which similarly they held containing the ashes of 33,000 executed Jews, were seized by the Germans a few days prior to their retreat and thrown into a near-by river.