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Polish Authorities Investigate Nazi Mass Killings of Jews in Lida Region

The Association of Jewish Communities in Poland issued a world-wide appeal to survivors who witnessed the mass murder of 400 Jews at the railway station in Voronov, near Lida, in the fall of 1941. The massacre was committed by Byelorussian members of Nazi units during the German occupation of the Lida region. The witnesses have been asked to send eye-witness accounts to the headquarters of the Association in Warsaw, in connection with an investigation instituted by the Polish authorities against persons involved in the Voronov murders.

The Association also asks for eye-witness material to be sent by survivors who escaped the mass shooting of more than 2,000 Jews on the road from Voronov to Lida in May, 1942. Some of the information obtained so far by the Polish authorities indicate that a number of Jews succeeded in escaping during the two mass killings and are now in Poland, Israel and other countries.