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Nazis Suffocate Jews in Groups of 500 in Special “steam Chambers”

May 23, 1943
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Thousands of Jews in Poland who are being deported by the Nazis to “unknown destinations” are actually being exterminated by suffocation in groups of 500 in special “steam chambers” erected in several concentration camps, it was learned here today when a 63-page report giving details of the mass-extermination reached this country.

The report, which will be published as a “Black Paper,” reveals that in the notorious Treblinka concentration camp “installations have been set up to enable the suffocation of 5,000 Jews daily.” These installations are now being enlarged, the report adds. It describes how the victims, before being driven into the steam chambers, are forced to take off their clothing and stand naked for hours in the open. Similar procedure is followed in other “Jewish camps.”

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