concentration camps

  • Only Surviving Family in German Town Testifies at Trial of Pogrom Participants

    The only surviving Jews in the towns of Treuchtlingen and Weissenburg, Karl Gutman and his two sons, testified today at the trial of 58 Germans charged with attacking Jews and destroying Jewish property, including synagogues, during the pogroms which occurred in many German cities following the assassination of Nazi diplomat Ernst von Rath, in Nov…. More ▸

  • 900 Jewish Children Will Leave British Zone in Germany for Palestine in a Few Weeks

    More than 900 Jewish children from the British zone in Germany will be assembled at Bergen-Belsen within a few weeks for emigration to Palestine, according to a report received here today from Hamburg. One hundred and twenty children, who arrived in Hamburg from the Theresienstadt concentration camp last June, and, who have been living in… More ▸

  • 733 Visaless Refugees Landed from Captured Vessel; Govt. Deducts 1,000 Certificates

    The Turkish motor-ship “Asya,” which was renamed “Tel Hai,” was brought into Haifa harbor this morning by British naval craft. Its 733 Jewish refugee passengers were landed and transferred to detention camps. The vessel, which sailed from the south of France, about two weeks ago, was intercepted late yesterday after being spotted by an RAF… More ▸

  • U.S. Army Agrees to Return to Germany of Refugees Who Fled to Czechoslovakia

    Jewish refugees from Germany who desire to return to that country from Czechoslovakia will be permitted to do so, the UNRRA officer in charge of displaced persons announced here today, following a conference with American military authorities. The agreement with the U.S. Army, the announcement said, covers not only former German nationals, but foreigners and… More ▸

  • First Visa Applications for Displaced and German Jews Filed with U.S. Consulate

    The HIAS today began filling applications with the U.S. consulate here for visas for displaced Jews, available under President Truman’s directives. At the same time, it began issuing corporate affidavits, of which he will provide 4,500. The first affidavit was issued to Rabbi Leopold Neuhaus of Frankfurt, and his life. Both are survivors of Theresienstadt,… More ▸

  • 200 Delegates to Mass. UJA Conference Pledge Support to $100,000,000 Drive

    The Jews of Europe hold first priority for swift restoration to their rightful place as first class citizens of a free world and must be accorded this recognition by the United Nations before homelessness, starvation and anti-Semitism further decimate their ranks, Lt. Col. Judah Nadich, former adviser on Jewish affairs to General Eisenhower, declared here… More ▸

  • American Jewish Conference Will Discuss Plans for Submission to United Nations

    Proposals on Jewish problems in Europe and Palestine to be submitted to the United Nations Organization, will be considered at the forthcoming session of the American Jewish Conference which will open in Cleveland on Feb. 17, it was announced here today by the Conference headquarters. An outstanding figure of the new Jewish leadership in Europe,… More ▸

  • State Dept, Says Czech Government Ready to Give Information on Theresienstadt Victims

    Information regarding issuance of death certificates for persons who died in German concentration camps in Czechoslovakia, such as Terezin, is obtainable from the repatriation office of the Czechoslovak Ministry of Social Welfare in Prague, the State Department announced today. Applications for the death certificates should give the name of the deceased date and place of… More ▸

  • Ort Trains 80 Instructors in Switzerland for Work Among Jews in Liberated Countries

    The headquarters of the ORT organization in Switzerland has trained 80 instructors for various ORT institutions abroad, the organization has announced here. In addition other instructors in watchmaking, electrical mechanics dental mechanics, machine repair, and knitting have been hired in camps in Germany. The Swiss ORT has established a school for orthodox Jewish toolmakers and… More ▸

  • Eight of Nuremberg Defendants Charged with Direct Responsibility for Murder of Jews

    Eight of the 20 top Nazis being tried before the international military tribunal were charged today with direct complicity in the anti-Jewish atrocities carried out by the Germans. The accusation was levelled against Hans Frank, Alfred Rosenberg, Julius Streicher, Baldur von Schirach, Fritz Saukel, Wilhelm Frick, Col. Gen. Alfred Jodl and Rudolf Hess by French… More ▸