Nazi authorities in Holland have issued an announcement stating that all Jews between 18 and 40 years of age will be deported to the devastated areas of occupied Russia, while all physically fit Jews between 40 and 60 years of age will be sent to Germany for forced labor after undergoing a physical examination.
The announcement, which reached Dutch government circles here today, warns non-Jewish doctors in Holland not to furnish medical certificates of disability to Jews between 40 and 60 who are sufficiently healthy to be sent for work in the Reich. The warning implies that doctors found guilty of issuing such disability certificates may themselves be sent to labor camps in Germany.
Information reaching the Dutch government circles here indicates that Jews in Holland who have been designated to work in Germany are refusing to comply with the Nazi order. This resulted in the announcement which the Amsterdam Jewish council issued last month under Gestapo pressure, warning that all Jews who ignore the Nazi order will be arrested and sent to the Mauthausen salt and sulphur mines. The announcement gave the objectors two days to report to the Nazi authorities
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