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  • Nazi Youth Leader Charged at Nuremberg Trial with Deporting 50,000 Jews to Death Camps

    U.S. Prosecutor Thomas Dodd today confronted Baldur von Schirach, former gauleiter of Vienna and one-time Nazi youth leader, with documents proving that he had arranged for the deportation of 50,000 Jews to extermination camps in Poland. Dodd submitted to the International Military Tribunal the minutes of a meeting of Hitler, Hane Frank, then gauleiter of… More ▸

  • 677 Jewish Refugees Arrive Here from Europe on First Post-war Immigrant Ship

    Six-hundred and seventy-seven displaced Jews from Europe arrived here this morning aboard the converted troopship Marine Flasher, after a nine-day trip from Germany. They are the first immigrants to be admitted under President Truman’s directive facilitating immigration of displaced persons. Youngest of the arrivals was five-months old Johanna Koiser, whose parents are natives of Poland…. More ▸

  • Memorial Services for Thousands Murdered by Nazis Held at Theresienstadt

    Memorial services for the thousands of persons who died at the concentration camp and ghetto established by the Nazis in the Theresienstadt fortress were held here with high-ranking government officials and Czech and Jewish leaders attending. Speakers stressed that vigilance must be maintained to prevent the recurrence of fascism. More ▸

  • U.S. Military and German Officials Not Enforcing Property Restitution in Bremen Area

    The American Military Government and the local German administration in the Bremen area are not enforcing the Allied Control Commission decrease on restitution of confiscated Jewish property, Karl Katz, president of the local Jewish community council, which also takes in Bremerhaven and other smaller towns, told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency. Katz said that half of… More ▸

  • Czech Policemen Accused of Torturing, Robbing Jews Sentenced to Prison Terms

    At the conclusion of a long trial marked by a number of exciting incidents including the surprise defense testimony of several Jews, former Czech policemen J. Hosek and M. Drahnovsky were today sentenced to eight to ten years imprisonment on charges of having tortured, robbed, and denounced Jews at the Theresienstadt concentration camp. The testimony… More ▸

  • Czech Government Abolishes All References to Race, Religion in Official Papers

    References to religious preference or racial origin Czechoslovak citizens will no longer be made on official forms of Government agencies in Bohemia and Moravia, Minister of the Interior Vaclav Nosek announced here today. In instructions to all administrative agencies and national committees, Nosek said: “Reference to racial origin or religious denomination in official communications ?… More ▸

  • 900 Jewish Children Will Leave British Zone in Germany for Palestine in a Few Weeks

    More than 900 Jewish children from the British zone in Germany will be assembled at Bergen-Belsen within a few weeks for emigration to Palestine, according to a report received here today from Hamburg. One hundred and twenty children, who arrived in Hamburg from the Theresienstadt concentration camp last June, and, who have been living in… More ▸

  • U.S. Army Agrees to Return to Germany of Refugees Who Fled to Czechoslovakia

    Jewish refugees from Germany who desire to return to that country from Czechoslovakia will be permitted to do so, the UNRRA officer in charge of displaced persons announced here today, following a conference with American military authorities. The agreement with the U.S. Army, the announcement said, covers not only former German nationals, but foreigners and… More ▸

  • First Visa Applications for Displaced and German Jews Filed with U.S. Consulate

    The HIAS today began filling applications with the U.S. consulate here for visas for displaced Jews, available under President Truman’s directives. At the same time, it began issuing corporate affidavits, of which he will provide 4,500. The first affidavit was issued to Rabbi Leopold Neuhaus of Frankfurt, and his life. Both are survivors of Theresienstadt,… More ▸