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4,000 Belgian Jews Reported at St. Cyprien Camp

September 23, 1940
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Between four and five thousand Jews are suffering great misery in the St. Cyprien concentration camp in unoccupied France, according to a letter from a German Jewish refugee at the camp which reached London via Lisbon after seven weeks.

“I am absolutely naked” the writer said. “Our existence is not human at all.” According to the letter between 4,000 and 5,000 Jews from Brussels and Antwerp are held at St. Cyprien. Many of them, in desperation “returned home voluntarily” hoping to find their wives and children, convinced that no one was able to do anything for them the letter asserted.

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