Nazis Holding 20,000 Jews at Dachau Concentration Camp

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Nazis Holding 20,000 Jews at Dachau Concentration Camp

Post by Globalization41 » 23 Jun 2004 05:01

The New York Times, Saturday, May 24,
1941:
French military authorities loyal to the
Vichy regime are strengthening the French
base at Dakar in West Africa, closest point to
the Western Hemisphere,
by using the forced
labor of foreigners in the Foreign Legion,
Jewish refugees, and Spanish Republicans
[anti-Fascists who lost in the Spanish Civil
War],
it was reported by refugees who
arrived Saturday night aboard the Spanish
steamer Magallanes
at the Columbia Street
pier, Brooklyn. ... [Some] refugees on the
boat had been in Casablanca for the past
several months, [while some of those] had
been mobilized into the French Labor Corps [to
work]
on the Trans-Sahara Railroad, which will
run from Dakar, in French Senegal, to North
Africa. ... Among the 195 passengers was a
man who had been in the concentration camp
in Dachau,
Germany [which was later to
become one of the top Nazi death camps],
from
November, 1940 to last March -- Walter
Schein
, 29, former Viennese manufacturer. He
said the camp held 25,000 prisoners, of whom
20,000 were Jews. ... ... London, United
Press, The New York Times,
Saturday, May
24, 1941:
British artillery on the Egyptian-
Libya frontier drove off German armored cars
attempting to attack the British post at Shegga,
authoritative quarters said today. The German
forces were forced to withdraw in the area
opposite the Libyan post of Fort Maddalena.
Shegga is on the Egyptian side of the border.
... ... Berlin, Associated Press, The New York
Times,
Saturday, May 24, 1941: The High
Command said today that two British tanks and
some guns had been destroyed east of Solum,
Egypt. ... ... London, Associated Press, The
New York Times,
Saturday, May 24, 1941:
Eight German tanks were destroyed today in
action near Halfaya Pass, southeast of Solum,
Egypt, a dispatch of the British news agency,
Reuters stated. Two columns of armored Axis
units tried to force their way through the pass,
the agency said. The Axis loss brings to
eleven the number of German tanks destroyed
in 48 hours, it was added. ... ... Moscow,
Associated Press, The New York Times,

Saturday, May 24, 1941: Nine persons were
condemned to death and thirty others sentenced
to prison by the Ukraine Supreme Court at
Kiev today on charges of organizing a gang
that stole several hundred tons of grain, flour,
and forage from the food trust. ... ... Vigo,
Spain, By Telephone to The New York Times,

Saturday, May 24, 1941: All but two of the
140 Americans who sailed on the Egyptian
steamship Zamzam from New York are
uninjured and, in the words of the communique
issued by the American Embassy in Madrid,
"well lodged, well fed, and well attended." ...
This was learned today when members of the
American Embassy staff were permitted by
German authorities to cross into occupied
France and visit the survivors of the Zamzam.
... The Germans, it is understood, are being
extremely cooperative and have done
everything to expedite the work repatriating
the survivors. ... The Zamzam was sunk by a
German raider April 17 [in the South Atlantic]
and it was presumed that [the two Americans]
received their injuries during the shelling. The
American survivors of the Zamzam were
landed from a German merchantman at St. Jean
de Luz, a few miles from the Spanish border,
last Tuesday; British and Canadian survivors
were taken to Bordeaux. [The Germans had
six surface raiders disguised as cargo ships
operating worldwide in early 1941, though one
of these raiders had been sunk since the sinking
of the Zamzam. ... Another of raiders, the
Komet, had sortied from Hamburg on June 6th,
1940, sailing north of Russia -- assisted by
Soviet ice-breakers on orders from Stalin --
then roaming the Pacific, and returning to
Hamburg April 30, 1941, via south of Africa,
totaling about a 100,000 miles while sinking
several Allied merchantmen during its
remarkable tour of duty.]


St. Louis, Special to The New York Times, By
Robert W. Potter, Saturday, May 24, 1941:
The General Assembly of the Presbyterian
Church in the United States of America voted
today to petition the Federal Government to
pay the cost of keeping conscientious objectors
in the work camps they must go to when
drafted. The present policy of the government
requiring the conscientious objector to bear the
full cost of $35 a month was attacked as a
grave injustice against religious freedom.

London, United Press, The New York Times,
Saturday, May 24, 1941: Church bells will be
rung when enemy troops are landing in the
vicinity, a leaflet, issued to Britons on the
subject of invasion, today said. Instructions to
the public then will be given by radio, through
the press, by loudspeakers installed in vans,
and by posters.

Cairo, Egypt, Associated Press, The New
York Times,
Saturday, May 24, 1941: German
planes were reported today to be dropping
dummy soldiers by parachute in Crete to draw
fire of the defenders from actual airborne
landings.

Tokyo, Wireless to The New York Times, By
Otto D. Tolischus, Saturday, May 24, 1941:
Behind a curtain of silence and an anti-spy
campaign, the political leaders of Japan are
engaged in a series of conferences on the
outcome of which is likely to depend the future
of American-Japanese relations and peace in
the Pacific. ... While there is scarcely any
difference of opinion
regarding the desirability
of Japan's announced objective of a "Greater
East Asia co-prosperity sphere"
there is
evidence of substantial differences of opinion
regarding the speed and methods to be
employed in pursuit of it. ... Teichi Muto,
news commentator, writing in Hochi, said:
"To eliminate future worries, the U.S. should
conclude an agreement with Japan confirming
Japan's position [i.e.] termination of aid to
Chiang Kai-shek and recognition of the Wang
Ching-wei government of Manchukuo. And if
America recognizes Japan's stand on the
question of the Netherlands Indies, America
would escape the position of being between
the devil and the deep sea."


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