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  • Jewish Partisans Returning from Byelorussian Forests to Rebuild Destroyed Homes

    Jewish partisans from the critics of Pinsk, Bialystok, Baranovichi, Slonin and other liberated Byelorussian cities and towns are returning from the forests to begin rebuilding their homes and factories which were destroyed by the Germans, according to dispatches reaching here today. The partisans are almost the only survivors of the hundreds of thousands of Jews… More ▸

  • Latvian Jewish Woman Who Fled to Sweden Reveals Massacre of Riga Jews

    A Latvian Jewish woman, who arrived in Sweden recently after hiding from the Gestapo for a year-and-a-half, gave an eye-witness account today of the massacre of Latvian Jews by the Germans and also submitted a list of the 24 persons responsible for the atrocities. The woman, Selma Anderson, whose family name before her marriage was… More ▸

  • Germans Capture 100 Warsaw Jews Hiding in Homes of Friendly Poles

    German police in Warsaw recently rounded up 100 Jews who were being sheltered in the homes of Poles, according to information reaching Polish circles here today. The fate of the Jews, who were probably survivors of the liquidation of the Warsaw ghetto is not known. The Jews were captured during mass arrests by the Nazis… More ▸

  • Jewish Woman, Disguised As Russian, Worked in German Headquarters in Minsk

    A 43-year-old Jewish teacher, who spent three years in German-held Minsk and the surrounding forests, told a Jewish Telegraphic Agency correspondent today how she worked as a charwoman for five months in German headquarters, enabling her to pass on invaluable information to the partisan bands around the city. The woman, red-haired Khassia Prusslina, an instructor… More ▸

  • JTA Correspondent Finds Only Twelve Jews Were Left Alive by Germans in Minsk

    Only twelve Jews remained alive in Minsk of the 80,000 Jews who lived in the city and of the 39,000 who were brought there from Berlin, Vienna and Prague, the correspondent of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency established today upon arriving here. Ignatz Burstein, one of the twelve who miraculously escaped Nazi extermination, told the JTA… More ▸

  • Polish Jews in Russia Raise Fund to Commemorate Heroes of Warsaw Ghetto

    Polish Jews in Tadjikistan, Soviet Asia, recently held two memorial meetings in the city of Proletarsk for the Jews who fell in the battle of the Warsaw ghetto and decided to commemorate these heroes by collecting a fund to build a soviet tank unit named after them, it was reported here today by the Jewish… More ▸

  • Germans “liquidate” Ghetto in Dvinsk; No Jews Left in Minsk and in Vitebsk

    With the Russian Army advancing towards the Baltic countries, it was reported here today that the German authorities have “liquidated” the ghetto in the Latvian city of Dvinsk and transported the 11,000 Jews remaining there to an “unknown destination.” Swedish newspapers reporting details of the capture of Minsk by the Red Army, state that the… More ▸

  • Gestapo Leader Responsible for Massacres of Jews in Lithuania Named by Underground

    Swedish newspapers today quoted the latest issue of the Lithuanian underground publication, Laisves Kovotojas, reporting that the person responsible for the two-day massacre of Jews in the Kaunas ghetto which started March 27, is a Lithuanian-German leader of the Gestapo named Helke. He is also responsible for the torture of political prisoners in the Kaunas… More ▸