3,000 Jews-arrested in Egypt; Jews Beaten on Cairo Streets
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3,000 Jews-arrested in Egypt; Jews Beaten on Cairo Streets

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Approximately 3,000 Egyptian Jews have been arrested as the Cairo Government goes ahead with plans to intern or expel vast numbers of Egyptian Jews, the London press reported today. Some 1,000 are said to be imprisoned in Alexandria and 2,000 in the Cairo area.

A Jewish girl who yesterday arrived here from Cairo described it as a “city of terror and despair for us–a place of brutality.” Jews, she revealed, are beaten on the streets and have been refused food. They are hounded by police spies while loudspeakers in the streets continuously blare anti-Jewish propaganda.

The girl, who refused to give her name to the newspapers for fear of reprisals against her brother and uncle who remain in Egypt, said: “For weeks we had been trying to get away. Then, four days ago, we were ordered to leave. Though we have lived in Egypt all our lives, we were of British nationality.” She added that she was “terrified for those who are still there.”

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