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Jewish Doctors in Germany Executed for Refusing to Serve in Nazi Medical Units

August 7, 1941
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A number of Jewish doctors who preferred to remain in Nazi concentration camps rather than to be released for service in the German medical corps on the Russian front, were executed by the Gestapo, a Jewish scientist who arrived here from Germany disclosed today.

Some 300 Jewish physicians have been taken from the camps and sent to the Russo German front to attend the wounded German soldiers, the informant said. The Gestapo offered the released Jewish doctors the same conditions as those of regular army medical officers, without discrimination, he stated. They were, however, warned not to speak about affairs within the concentration camps where some of them had been imprisoned. fore several years.

The release of Jewish doctors from the concentration camps was necessitated by the shortage of doctors in Germany and by the heavy casualties on the Russian front, the Jewish scientist explained.

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