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  • Jews in Poland Protest “mildness” of Sentences Imposed at Belsen Trial

    A sharp attack on the “mildness” of the verdicts issued by the British military court at Luencburg, which tried Josef Kramer and his S.S. associates, was issued here today by the Central Committee of Polish Jews, which pointed out that only nine of the 45 defendants received death sentences. Persons found guilty of crimes in… More ▸

  • Josef Kramer Found Guilty of Atrocities at Belsen and Oswiecim Camps

    Josef Kramer, the “Beast of Belsen,” was found guilty this afternoon by a British military court here of charges of torture of mess murder of Jews and others at the Belsen and Oswiecim concentration camps. Thirty others were convicted, including Dr. Fritz Klein, Rumanian doctor who used prisoners as guinea pigs in a variety of… More ▸

  • Jews in Poland Protest to British Military Court Against Slur at Belsen Trial

    The Jewish central Committee here sent a protest to the British military tribunal at Lueneburg and to the barristers association in England expressing indignation at the speech of British defense attorney Major Claude Winwood, who described the victims of the Belsen camp as “dregs of the ghettos.” “On behalf of tens of thousands of innocent… More ▸

  • New Jewish Colonies Established in Palestine over Week-end Despite Tension

    While anti-Zionist riots continued in Egypt, the Jews of Palestine announced their determination to continue the upbuilding of the country by founding four new settlements today on Jewish National Fund land. Eleven more colonies will be established within the next few weeks. One of the four settlements, named Udeissa, is situated on the Palestine-Lebarase frontier… More ▸

  • British Troops in Palestine Ordered Not to Fraternize with Jews

    Troops of the British Sixth Airborne Division, who have been spread through Palestine to reinforce police posts, have received unofficial instructions not to fraternize with Jews, it was learned today. They have been "advised" to abstain from any contact with Jews. A British military court this morning sentenced Itzhak Zigelbaum, 31, to seven years imprisonment… More ▸

  • 1,000 Jews Sall from Rumania for Palestine; 180 Orphans from Transeistria Aboard

    The Rumanian steamship Transylvania Sailed from here last night for Haifa, carrying 1,000 Jews bound for Palestine. Among them were 180 children whose parents died in Transnistria, 54 adults who were repatriated from Transnistria, 338 refugees from Poland of whom 300 had been confined at Oswiecim and 77 Rumanian chalutzim. The head of the Palestine… More ▸

  • Allied Indictment Charges Nazi Leaders with Extermination of 5,700,000 Jews in Europe

    The first public session of the International War Crimes Tribunal opened in Berlin today with the presentation by the Allied prosecutors of a 35,000-word indictment, charging twenty-four top Nazi leaders and the German High Command with various crimes against humanity and placing squarely upon them the guilt for the extermination of 5,700,000 Jews in Europe… More ▸