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  • Dr. Sommerstein’s Daughter Describes German Destruction of Lwow Jews

    The whole story of what happened to the Jews of Lwow was unfolded to a Jewish Telegraphic Agency correspondent here by Myra Sommerstein-Woliz, daughter of Dr. Emil Sommerstein, prominent Zionist and a member of the Polish Committee of National Liberation, and her husband, Dr. Marek Woliz. “Before the Germans came,” she began, “there were well… More ▸

  • Surviving Jews in Lublin Still Suffering from Effects of German Terror

    Many of the 1,000 Jews in Lublin who escaped extermination in the “death camp” of Majdanek, situated on the outskirts of the city, were still too shaken today to write down the addresses of their relatives in the United States for the correspondent of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency who arrived here from Moscow to establish… More ▸

  • JTA Correspondent Reports 1,000,000 Jews Exterminated at Majdanek; Finds 1000 Survivors

    The Jewish Telegraphic Agency correspondent arriving hero today established that two-thirds of the more than 1,500,000 men, women and children annihilated by the Germans in the "death chambers" of the notorious Majdanek "extermination camp" near Lublin were Jews. The correspondent also found that about 1,000 Jews succeeded in miraculously escaping death and were the only… More ▸

  • Jewish Underground Movement Reports Only 160,000 Jews Still Alive in Poland

    A report from the Jewish underground movement in Poland reaching Jewish Leaders here today states that as late as three months ago there were still approximately 160,000 Jews in occupied Poland of the three-and-a-half million before the war. The report added that it is highly doubtful that the Germans will leave these Jews alive before… More ▸

  • Jewish Youths Fighting Germans in Warsaw Streets Call for Urgent Help from London

    Dr. Emanuel Szerer, Jewish member of the Polish National Council, today received a message from the Jewish underground movement in occupied Poland, dated August 18th, telling of the Jewish youth participation in the battle against the Germans which is now raging in the city of Warsaw. The message concludes with a plea for help. “For… More ▸

  • Latvian Partisans Rescue 600 Jews; 4,000 Jews Held in Baltic Coastal Town

    Six hundred Jews who had been forced by the Germans in occupied Latvia to work on fortifications were recently liberated by Latvian partisans when transferred to Liepaja, it was reported here today by the newspaper Baltiska Nyheter. No details of the liberation were given, but the report says the Jews who were rescued from the… More ▸

  • Jewish and Polish Leaders Estimate 2,500,000 Jews Murdered in Occupied Poland

    Dr. Josef Rotinger, the 57-year old Polish leader who recently returned from a daring mission in occupied Poland, today told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency that leaders of the underground movement, including some Jews, told him in Warsaw that at least 2,500,000 Jews had been exterminated by the Germans in Nazi-hold Poland. They estimated that there… More ▸

  • Moscow Jewish Committee Issues Report on Nazi Extermination of Jews in Kaunas

    Kaunas, the liberated capital of Lithuania, where only about 1,000 Jews have survived under the German occupation, had been used by the Nazis as an extermination center for Jews from western Europe, it was reported here today by the Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee in a comprehensive survey of more than three years of Jewish life under… More ▸