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Twenty Jewish Hostages to Be Executed by Nazis in Reprisal for Killing of Sentry

March 4, 1942
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Twenty hostages from the forty “Jews and Communists” seized this week by German military authorities in Paris, will be shot in reprisal for the killing of a Nazi sentry on Sunday by an unidentified assailant, it was announced in Paris today.

Another twenty hostages will be executed if the persons who attacked the sentry are not captured before March 16, the Nazi officials stated.

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