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Kiev Radio Urges Jews in Occupied Poland to Hide Until Liberation by Russian Army

January 12, 1944
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As the Russian Army continued its advance into former Polish territory occupied by the Germans, the Kiev radio, in a broadcast last night in Yiddish, addressed itself to the Jews of Nazi-held Poland urging them to flee labor camps and hide in the woods until the Russian Army arrives.

“Jews in concentration camps, labor camps and ghettos, escape,” the broadcast said. “Flee to the forests and wait for the Red Army. Make contact with partisan bands. Do not attempt to escape to the Red Army now, as it is impossible to cross the front lines. Remain in the forests. The hour of liberation is near.” The broadcast also appealed to all partisans hearing the message to inform the Jews what to do.

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