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  • U.S. Military Authorities Commute Death Sentences of Three Dachau Defendants

    Three of the death sentences imposed on officials of the Dachau concentration camp at a recent United States military trial have been commuted to imprisonment, and another prison sentence has been reduced from ten to five years, Lieut. Gen. Lucian Truscott, commander of the United States Third Army, has announced. More ▸

  • Details of Sexual Crimes Against Jews in Mauthausen Bared at Nuremberg Trials

    Details of sexual crimes committed upon young Jewish men and women by the Nazi authorities at various concentration camps were disclosed today by former French prisoners who testified at the international war crime trial. One witness, Maurice Lambe, said that several young Dutch Jewish man were selected by the chief physician of the Mauthausen camp… More ▸

  • Nuremberg Court Hears Nazi General Relate How He Executed 90,000 Jews in Russia

    Major General Otto Ohlendorf, former aide of Gestapo chief Heinrich Himmler, today testified before the International Military Tribunal here that 90,000 Jews were “liquidated” in Russia by his unit alone in the first year of the war. Some of the Jews, he stated, were shot in anti-tank ditches and gullies, while others were killed in… More ▸

  • “butcher of Majdanek” Executed in Poland, Warsaw Radio Announces

    The Warsaw radio today announced that Paul Hoffman, called the “Butcher of Majdanek,” has been executed. He was charged with responsibility for the mass-killing of hundreds of thousands of Jews and Poles in the notorious extermination camp which the Nazis established at Majdanek during their occupation of Poland. More ▸

  • Eight Hundred Immigrants Were Brought into Palestine in December

    Eight-hundred “visaless” Jewish immigrants entered Palestine this month in three boatloads, the JTA was told today by a reliable source. Two of the landings were publicized, while one came off silently. It is estimated that these passengers cost $250,000, which does not take into account the costs of maintaining constant vigilance by both sides: the… More ▸

  • British Correspondent Describes How ‘haganah’ Landed the Immigrants

    A dramatic eye-witness description of how 300 "noncertificated" immigrants landed in Palestine last night from a vessel which had been at sea for two weeks, is given today by Jon Kimche, Palestine correspondent of the Reuter news agency. "I was called soon after midnight by a public relations officer of the ‘Haganah’ and was told… More ▸

  • Jewish Bodies in Palestine Demand Repatriation of Jews Deported to Eritrea

    Repatriation of the nearly 300 Palestine Jews confined in a British concentration camp in Eritrea, and a ban on future deportations were demanded today at a plenary session of the Jewish National Council. A similar demand will be submitted to the Government by the municipalities of Tel Aviv and of Petach-Tikvah, following resolutions to this… More ▸

  • 15,000 American Soldiers Sign Pettition for Free Immigration of Jews to Palestine

    A total of 15,000 American servicemen in the Pacific Theater have signed a petition to President Truman urging that the doors of Palestine be opened to free Jewish immigration. Sixty percent of the signatures on the petition, which is being circulated by the Servicemen’s Committee for a Jewish Palestine, have been obtained from Christian soldiers… More ▸

  • Fifty-five Jews Deported from Palestine to Eritrea; Others Call Hunger Strike

    Fifty-five Jews were deported yesterday from Palestine to Eritrea “in the interest of public security,” the Palestine Government announced today. The deportees will be held in a concentration camp. The group was taken from the detention camp at Latrun, half way between Jerusalem and Tel-Aviv, and transported to Eritrea by military planes. Other Jewish political… More ▸