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Germans Eradicate Traces of Their Mass-executions of Jews in Poland; Burn Bodies

May 29, 1944
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German authorities in occupied Poland are now engaged in eradicating all traces of their mass-executions of Jews, it was reliably reported here today.

Acting on instructions from Berlin, German administrators throughout Poland have ordered the exhumation of the bodies of Jews from mass-graves and the burning of these bodies so as to leave no trace of their crimes. In the meantime, the German administration in Vilna is "liquidating" the last 500 Jews who have been left alive there, so that no witness will be left to testify as to the mass-killing of Jews in that city, the report said.

Details received here from Poland on the resistance offered by Jews in the extermination camp of Treblinka reveal that no less than 10,000 Jews perished in the revolt which started when the Nazis ordered the "Complete liquidation" of all Jewish internees in the camp.

The detailed report estimates that 50,000 Jews have been murdered by the Germans in the camps at Majdanek, Trawniki and Poniatow. More than 2,500 Jews perished in Lvov during the Jewish uprising there prior to the "liquidation" of the Lvov ghetto, Several dozen Germans were killed and wounded in this battle, the report says.

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