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Autonomous Jewish Units Reported Fighting the Germans in France; Gestapo Moves Jews

August 28, 1944
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Autonomous Jewish units are fighting in the ranks of the Interior French Foreces against the Germans in Lyon, Toulouse and other sections of France still occupied by the Germans, it was reported here today. One such unit was fighting against the Germans in Paris, the report said.

Several thousand young Jews have joined the Interior French Forces in Haute Savcie where some Jews are even directing the operations against the Germans, the report stated. The Jewish units fighting in the Lyon and Toulouse regions were received with much acclaim when passing through the villages, it added. In all sections of France liberated by the Interior French Forces, the Vichy anti-Jewish laws were immediately abolished.

The Swiss press reports today that the Gestapo is moving Jews from French concentration camps to Germany. The Gazette de Lausanne reports that 750 Jewish women and young girls went through the French city of Belfort last week on the way to camps in Mulhouse, Friborg and Breisgau. They were from a “Jewish concentration camp” near Paris which the Paper describes as “the most abominable camp imaginable.”

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