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  • Hashomer Hatzair Convention Opens in Chicago; Denounces Terrorism in Palestine

    The martyrdom of the Jews during the battle of the Warsaw Ghetto was commemorated here tonight at the opening session of the convention of the Hashomer Hatzair, Zionist youth movement, attended by 300 delegates from the United States, Mexico and Cuba. The banners of twenty-five branches of the organization were lowered in tribute to the… More ▸

  • Gestapo Beginning to Wipe out Jews in Lodz in Anticipation of German Retreat

    Apparently anticipating a German retreat far into western Poland, the Gestapo has begun liquidating the Lodz ghetto in which, according to the most recent reports, there were living 150,000 Jews employed as slave labor in vital German war industries. The Lodz ghetto is the only one remaining in all of Poland. A message from “inside… More ▸

  • Anniversary of Warsaw Ghetto Revolt Will Be Observed by Jews Throughout America

    The American Jewish Conference today issued a call to Jewish communities throughout the country urging observances on April 19th, the anniversary of the revolt in the Warsaw ghetto, in tribute to the Jewish heroes who lost their lives in desperate battle against the Nazi oppressors. In New York, the observance will include a period of… More ▸

  • Hero of Warsaw Ghetto Battle Posthumously Awarded Highest Polish Military Decoration

    Michal Klepfish, Jewish labor leader who was one of the heroes of the Warsaw Ghetto battle last Spring, has been posthumously awarded the “Virtuti Militari Cross,” the highest Polish military honor, it was announced here today by the Polish Government-in-Exile. The decoration was conferred upon Klepfish on the recommendation of the leader of the government’s… More ▸

  • Jewish Underground Movement in Poland Sends First-hand Report to Jews of America

    The first comprehensive report from the Jewish underground movement ever to reach this country was made public here today by the World Jewish Congress. It describes in detail how Jews revolted against the Germans not only in the ghetto of Warsaw, but also in the ghettos of Bialystok, Czastochowa, Wilno, Tarnow, Bendzin and in the… More ▸

  • Jewish Labor Committee to Raise $250,000 for Jews in Occupied Poland

    The Jewish Labor Committee today announced a decision of its national executive committee to launch a campaign for $250,000 for the Jews in occupied Poland. At a meeting of the committee held during the week-end at the MoAlpin Hotel it we decided, in addition to proclaiming a special drive for the Jews of Poland, to… More ▸

  • Leaders of All Jewish Groups Join in Armed Resistance Against Gestapo in Poland

    Members of all Jewish parties participated in the armed resistance against the Gestapo in the “Jewish concentration camps” of Trawhild and Poniatow, in occupied Poland, it was learned here today from a report received from the Jewish underground movement. Attached to the report is a list of 233 names of fallen leaders of the revolt… More ▸

  • Arrival in Poland of First 3,000 Italian Jewish Deportees Reported by Underground

    The first authenticated report of the arrival in Poland of a transport of Italian Jews was received here today by official Polish circles. The report, which came from reliable underground sources, states that last November 15, about 3,000 Italian Jews arrived at the Trawniki labor camp. They were apparently chosen from among the first group… 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 ▸