All Jews Deported from Munich and Cologne to Terezin, 18,000 Still in Berlin
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All Jews Deported from Munich and Cologne to Terezin, 18,000 Still in Berlin

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All Jews, including sick and aged persons, who had been spared previously, have been deported from the cities of Munich and cologne to the fortress town of Terezin in Czechoslovakia, which the Nazis have converted into a vast detention camp for tens of thousands of Jews, it is reported in private advices received here today.

Jews have been dwelling in the city of Munich since early in the 13th century and before the Nazis came to power the Jewish population of the city was over 10,000. Since then it has steadily declined as a result of deaths and deportations and it is believed that only a few hundred persons were in the group deported to Terezin.

The Jews of Cologne have even a longer history. By 321 a flourishing Jewish community was in existence there. In 1931 there were about 19,000 Jews living in Cologne, but many thousands have been deported in the last few years. It is not known how many Jews were sent from the city to Terezin.

The same report discloses that 18,000 persons classified by the Nazis as “Jews” are still living in Berlin. These Jews are married to “Aryans,” and were permitted to remain in the German capital through the intervention of their non-Jewish relatives. Most of these are employed on farms in the rural area surrounding Berlin, but fears have been expressed recently that they may all be deported soon, the information received here states.

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