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Eighty Jewish Orphans Perished on the “mefkure,” Eye-witness Reports

August 22, 1944
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Eighty Jewish orphans who lost their parents in Transnistria were among the refugees sunk by the Germans on the Mefkure, it was stated today by a girl, a Miss Warmbrand, who is one of the survivors.

Miss Warmbrand said that the Germans, in addition to shelling the Mefkure and machine-gunning those who jumped from the burning ship, also let loose specially trained dogs to make sure of the drowning of the swimming victims. Miss Wurmbrand was one of the five survivors rescued by the Bulbul which followed the Mefkure.

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