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4,000 Jewish Children Gassed and Cremated in German Concentration Camp in Poland

October 18, 1944
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Four thousand Jewish children from the fortress prison of Terezin in Czechoslovakia were gassed and cremated in the Birkenau camp in Poland, the Polish Telegraphic Agency reports today, quoting an eye-witness account by a woman who spent seven months in the camp.

"What I’ve seen cannot be described," the woman wrote. "I saw 4,000 Jewish children from the Theresienstadt Ghetto in Czechoslovakia pass through our camp to be gassed. The gas just rendered them unconscious. The guards were ordered to use gas sparingly because it was expensive. The quantity used may kill the weaker ones but the stronger ones come to on the cart taking them to the fire and so are burnt alive."

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