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Yiddish Postcard Mailed from Berlin Carries Moving Rescue Plea

November 3, 1939
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A stirring appeal for rescue of Polish Jews in Germany, penned in Yiddish on a postcard carrying a Berlin postmark, has been received here. The card, forwarded from a neutral country and reproduced by the Jewish Chronicle, leading Anglo-Jewish weekly published here, reads as follows.

“I appeal to you to help, help us. Men of Polish nationality who have been taken away return home as ashes. They are all slaughtered — young, healthy people. Do all you can to make it known. Write to all countries, to all newspapers. Help us, save us, take out our men and 15-year-old children. People have mercy, shout it in the streets, quickly, quickly.”

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