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  • Jews from Buchenwaid Camp Celebrate Chanukah in Palestine Settlement

    The traditional celebration of Chanukah took on added significance this year for the 42 pioneers of Kibbutz Buchenwald, as they watched a procession, yesterday, of 300 children bearing torches and lanterns made of grapefruit shells from the fruit of their own groves, wind its way around the farm settlement of Afikim, whose water-tower was topped… More ▸

  • Nazi Torture of Jews in Camps Shown in Films at Nuremberg Trial; More Evidence Planned

    Films showing how the Nazis tortured Jewish and other inmates in the Belsen, Dachau, Buchenwald and other camps were run off today in the court-room where the international war crimes trial are being held. The presentation of further documentary evidence concerning Nazi crimes against Jews which was scheduled for today has been postponed for ten… More ▸

  • Witnesses Testify at Dachau Trial on Flogging of Jews

    Grim details of the daily flogging routine at the Dachau concentration camp, and of living prisoners being included in cargoes of dead, destined for the crematorium, were unfolded during the week-end at the hearing of charges against forty persons concerned with running the camp. Alphonse Pelles, a native of Luxembourg, told the court he saw… More ▸

  • 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 ▸

  • Halian Government Awards “order of the Crown of Italy” to J.D.C. Representative

    Reuben B. Resnik, director of the Joint Distribution Committee’s program in Italy, has been decorated in Rome with the Order of the town of Italy by Alcide di Gasperi, Italian Foreign Minister, in recognition of his “meriterious and distinguished service” while carrying out the relief agency’s activities, it was announced here today. In presenting the… More ▸

  • German Autrorities Ordered to Pay Lifetime Pensions to Jews Disabled by Persecution

    The American Military Government in Germany will order the German authorities to pay lifetime ponsions to Jews and then Nazi victims disabled by sufferings in Germany, or in German concentration camps, of in ferced labor units sent by Germany to any part of occupied territory, it was announced here today. Falling into the category of… 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 ▸

  • Commandant of Maidanek Concentration Camp Doomed by Polish Court

    Paul Hoffmann, German commandant of the Maidanek representration camp, has been sentenced to death by a special court in Lublin, it was announced here today. At least 2,000,000 people of whom it is estimated, about 1,500,000 were Jews, died in the gas chambers of Maidanek during the German occupation, Allied investigators have established. More ▸