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Polish, Slovak Insurgent Bands Terrorize Jews in Resort City in Southern Poland

Several hundred Jews residing in the health resort of Zakopane, south of here, are being terrorized by bands of Polish and Slovak fascists who have been holding out in the surrounding mountains since the capitulation of Germany, it was reported today by refugees who arrived here from the city, which is near the Slovakian border.

They report that Jews have received threatening letters from the commanders of the bandit formations and one woman, Chane Feigen, was killed when she jumped from a second-story window to escape from terrorists who broke into her apartment, which was ransacked.

The Commission to Investigate Nazi Crimes, whose headquarters are located in Cracow, has received from the Polish military mission which attended the Nuremberg Trial the diary of S.S. General Stropp, whose troops liquidated the Warsaw Ghetto. The diary was accompanied by an album containing horrifying pictures of the destructions of the Jewish quarter. The volumes were found in Stropp’s villa in Germany when he was captured by American troops. They will be introduced as evidence when he is tried by a Polish Peoples Court.

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