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Jewish Guerrilla Band in Poland Terrorizes Germans; Hunt for Fugitive Jews Intensified

April 27, 1944
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A Jewish guerrilla band in the Staszow region of south-eastern Poland has, by daring raids, so intimidated the German occupation troops that the Nazi soldiers fear to penetrate beyond the fringes of the forests, it is reported here today. The guerrillas’ leader is named Abraham, and they are commonly known in the region as “Abraham’s Guerrillas.”

The report says that there are several other Jewish partisan bands operating in Poland, of whom little is known. Stung by the activity of the Jewish guerrillas, the Germans have intensified their hunt for Jews still hiding in the forests. These are mainly persons who managed to flee from ghettos being liquidated by the Nazis.

Captured Jews are either executed or sent to forced labor camps. A few such camps still exist in the Radom and Cracow districts. The two largest are situated at Miles, near Cracow, and Pionki, near Radom. There are about 5,000 prisoners in both camps, who are forced to work 16 hours daily with little food and inadequate shelter, the report says. An estimated 50 persons die daily, but are soon replaced with newly captured victims.

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