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Registration of Jewish Children Rescued by Non-jews Started in Vilna

August 20, 1944
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Though the number of Jews who survived in Vilna, including the Jewish partisans, is very small, it was learned here today that many Jewish children were rescued in Vilna by non-Jewish residents who gave them shelter during three years of German occupation, representing to the Gestapo that these children were members of their own families.

Most of these Jewish children hand lost their parents who were either deported or executed by the Germans. A registration of such children is now being conducted with a view to establish their identity and to restore them to members of their family who may have survived in concentration camps in the liberated parts of Poland.

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