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Asscher Executed for Anti-nazi Activity, London Hears

June 30, 1940
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The weekly news magazine Cavalcade reported today execution by the Nazis in Amsterdam of Abraham Asscher, distinguished 80-year-old Dutch Jewish leader and head of one of the world’s largest diamond concerns, and his two sons. Alleged anti-Nazi activity reportedly provided the motive for the executions.

(Refugees who have just arrived from Europe yesterday informed the JTA that the report of Asscher’s execution had been announced on the German radio.)

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