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55,000 Jews Already Deported from Slovakia to Polish Camps

July 24, 1942
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Fifty-five thousand Jews have already been deported from Slovakia and sent to the Government-General section of Poland, according to reliable reports reaching the Federation of Czechoslovakian Jews here today.

Some of these 55,000 Jews have been sent to forced labor camps at Sawin and Koyszow, the reports state. The remainder have been concentrated in the cities of Lukow, Cholm, Miedzyrzec-Podlaski, Lubartow, Ostrow, Rejowiec, Kamionka, Firlej, Opole, Naleczow, Zamose and Oswiecim. One of the most notorious Nazi concentration camps in all of Poland is located in the last-named city.

Reports on the Bratislava radio today indicate that the population of Slovakia is still opposed to the persecution of the Jews. The Bratislava broadcaster quotes the pro-Nazi Slovak newspaper Casovosti as complaining that reports of the inhumane treatment of Jews by the Slovak authorities are being spread throughout small towns and municipalities in Slovakia in order “to undermine every radical measure of the government.”

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