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Many Dutch Jews Dying in Camp; All Jews Again Warned to Prepare for Deportation

December 28, 1942
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Scores of Dutch Jews are dying in the Westerbork internment camp to which thousands have been sent by the Nazis prior to being deported to Poland and other sections of Eastern Europe, it was learned here today. A new mortality list released by the Germans this week includes the names of Jewish men and women ranging in age from 28 to 95.

It is also reported that all Jews in Holland have once more been instructed to be in constant readiness for deportation to the Westerbork camp at a moment’s notice. The Jews have been advised to have a packed suitcase put aside so that they will be prepared for any eventuality. At the same time the authorities in charge of the camp are reported to have called upon the Dutch Jews to contribute typewriters to the camp office in order to “assist” the deportees who are sent to Westerbork.

The Joodsche Weeksblad, organ of the Amsterdam Jewish community, which was received here today, reveals that the Dutch Synagogue Council has appointed Rabbi S. S. Dasberg, former Chief Rabbi of Groningen, as temporary Chief Rabbi of Amsterdam. The former Chief Rabbi of Amsterdam, Rabbi Lodewyk Sarlouis, was deported to Poland, it was reported earlier this month. The Nazi paper, Volk en Vaderland, reaching here today, angrily reveals that the populations of several Netherland towns have defied the Nazi order that they change the name of streets which are named after Jews.

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