The Polish Telegraphic Agency today reported that during the battle between the Jews and the Nazis in the Warsaw ghetto about 200 houses were burned down by the German troops. Several members of the ghetto council, who had been seized as hostages on April 17, were shot. They included Gustav Wilikowski, an attorney named Szereszewski and Maximillian Lichtenbaum and Alfred Stegman, engineers. Their bodies were thrown on a garbage dump. This news was broadcast Thursday evening by a secret Polish radio station.
The Archive of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency includes articles published from 1923 to 2008. Archive stories reflect the journalistic standards and practices of the time they were published.