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  • Hoess Confirms Jewish Historian’s Testimony That 1,500,000 Jews Murdered at Oswiecim

    Rudolf Hoess, former commandant of the Oswiecim death camp, on trial here for murdering 4,000,000 persons many of whom were Jews, today confirmed testimony by Dr. J.M. Blumenthal, director of the Jewish Historical Commission in Poland, that approximately 1,500,000 Jews were exterminated at Oswiecim. Hoess, who has been described as “the greatest mass murderer in… More ▸

  • Jewish Mass Graves Looted in Poland by Criminals Seeking Valuables

    Police authorities today launched a campaign to put an end to looting of mass graves of Jews in the areas of Treblinka, Majdanek, Sobibor and Trawniki where Nazi extermination camps formerly existed. Large sections of the graves have been dug up by criminals in search of valuables. The excavations are carried on with the help… More ▸

  • Gestapo Plan for Deportation of Jews from Rumania to Poland Thwarted in Bucharest

    A German plan to deport hundreds of thousands of Rumanian Jews to death camps in Poland was thwarted by a high Rumanian official who pigeonholed a deportation order, although it had been approved by Premier Antonescu, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency learned today. The plan was revealed in a document found in the German embassy here…. More ▸

  • 200 Gestapo Men Killed by Jews During Battle in Polish “extermination Camp”

    More than 200 Gestapo agents and Ukrainian guards in the “Jewish extermination camp” of Sobibor, in occupied Poland, were killed during a revolt of the Jewish internees organized with the aid of the underground movement, the Polish Government-in-Exile reported today. The revolt, which is the second largest Jewish uprising against the Nazis, surpassed only by… More ▸

  • German Data Reveals 1,071,600 Polish Jews Transported to Extermination Camps

    Official statistics of the German Railways operating in occupied Poland reveal that 1,071,600 doomed Jews were transported to Treblinka, Belzetz and other “extermination camps” during the year beginning April 1, 1942 and ending March 31, 1943, it was reported here today at a session of the Zionist Actions Committee demoted to the question of rescuing… More ▸

  • Nazis Liquidate Jewish Community Council in Cracow; Deport All Jewish Leaders

    The Jewish community council in Cracow, which acted as the central body for all the Jews in occupied Poland, has been dissolved by the German authorities, it was learned here today. All members of the council, including Dr. Michael Weichert and David Hilfstein who headed the body, have been deported, the report reaching here from… More ▸

  • Further Reports of Liquidation of Polish Ghettos Reach London; Poles Praised

    A detailed report of the liquidation of the smaller Jewish ghettos in Poland by the Nazis during last May and June was received here today by Dr. Ignacy Schwarzbart, a deputy in the Polish National Council. The report says that the ghettos in Piaski, Komskowole, Siedlice, Lukow and Radzyn were wiped out. In the town… More ▸

  • Germans Have Established Nine Separate Concentration Camps for Polish Jews

    Nine of the many concentration camps which have been established by the German occupation authorities in Poland are used solely for Jewish prisoners, while Jews are also confined in three other camps, according to information gathered by a special commission of the Polish Government, which was made public here today. The “Jewish camps” are located… More ▸