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  • Gestapo Division Arrives in Hungary with Orders to Exterminate All Remaining Jews

    With Budapest controlled by German troops, it was reported here today from reliable Hungarian sources in Stockholm that a special division of Nazi Elite units has arrived in the Hungarian capital with orders to exterminate the remaining 300,000 Jews in the country. Another division is en route, the report stated. From Switzerland it was reported… More ▸

  • German-jewish Refugee Chemist in England Helped Develop Majdanek “death Gas”

    “Cyclone Gas,” which was used to asphyxiate Jews in the Majdamek extermination camp in Poland, was originally designed as an insecticide, according to Dr. Martin Schauf, German-Jewish refugee chemist who as associated with the Germen company producing the gas. Dr. Schauf, who heads the research department of the Atomised Food Products Co. here, said today… More ▸

  • Germans Left Practically No Jewish Children in Poland, J.t.a. Correspondent Finds

    There are virtually no Jewish children left in liberated Poland, the correspondent of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency established here today. Among the approximately 1,000 Jewish survivors in Lublin and the vicinity there are only ten children. Six of them were found at the Majdanek camp. Practically no Jewish children have been born since the occupation… More ▸

  • Mystery of Fate of Athens Jews Solved with Discovery They Executed at Majdanek

    The mystery surrounding the fate of several thousand Jews deported from Athens by the Germans last year has been partially solved with the disclosure here that 1,200 of the deportees were executed at the Majdanek camp. It is likely that many others were also murdered. The names of most of the 1,000,000 Jews exterminated at… More ▸

  • American Jewish Committee Urges Punishment of Nazis Responsible for Majdannek Massacre

    An immediate on-the-spot investigation by a special United Nations commission of the recently uncovered Nazi atrocities at the Majdanek concentration camp near Lublin in Poland was urged today by the American Jewish Committee in a letter sent simultaneously to Secretary of State Cordell Hull and the diplomatic representatives of the United Nations in Washington. The… 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 ▸

  • London Press Demands Vigorous Punishment of Majdanek Camp Officials

    An editorial in the News-Chronicle today demands rigorous punishment of those directly responsible for the extermination of 1,500,000 persons – mainly Jews – at the Majdanek camp in Poland and taxes the entire German nation with acquiescence in “these crimes against civilization.” Stating that “it is hard to imagine any crime which could outstrip Majdanek… More ▸

  • American Press Says No Leniency Must Be Shown to Germans for Majdanek

    Leading newspapers here today demand severe punishment of the Germans in retaliation for the extermination of 1,500,000 people a million of them Jews – in the “death camp” at Majdanek, near Lublin. “A regime capable of such a crime deserves annihilation on the same scale, and a people who would support this regime hasn’t the… 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 ▸

  • Moscow Releases Names of French Jews Killed by Gestapo in “death Camp” in Poland

    The first list of names of Jews murdered by Germans in the “extermination camp” in Majdanek near Lublin, was secured here today by the correspondent of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency from the Russian authorities investigating the Gestapo annihilation of innocent civilians in the liberated Lublin area. The list contains chiefly names of French Jews, transported… More ▸