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Sigiers Radio Broadcasts Warning to Jews in France to Go into Hiding

May 24, 1944
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The Algiers radio today broadcast a warning to all Jews in Toulouse, Limoges and other cities in France warning them to go into hiding on Thursday. “We learn that the French police, with the aid of German soldiers, is planning a huge round-up of Jews on Thursday. It is essential that you take precautions so as not to be caught when the raid takes place,” the warning said.

The Vichy radio today announced that “200,000 Jews still remain in France.” It indicated that many of them may either be sent to Germany for slave labor, or will be used by the German military authorities for constructing fortifications in France and Belgium in connection with the expected Allied invasion.

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