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Hundreds of Jews Driven to Death in Nazi Concentration Camp in Poland

August 17, 1941
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One fifth of the several thousand Jews confined by the Nazis in the incredibly vile “Jewish” concentration camp in Jaslo, southern Poland, died from exhaustion, hunger and physical mistreatment during the first two weeks of their imprisonment, according to a report received here today by the Polish Government-in-exile.

The report states that the Jews in the Jaslo camp are all herded in a small enclosure near the local prison. No food is given to them for days on end. When they do receive some, it is the leavings of the other prisoners. In the enclosure they are being kept under the most degrading and brutal conditions. Many of them are from time to time brought to the prison lavatories and locked up there. They must remain in the lavatory even when it is being used by other prisoners. As many as ten Jews are usually confined in one stall.

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