Irving Linnell on the “general removal of male Jews” from Moravska-Ostrava in 1939

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A general removal of male Jews aged 17 to 70 was ordered from Mahrisch-Ostrau, Bohemia for October 17 and is reported to have been carried out quite completely. The men were directed to report with limited luggage, food for several days and money up to 3,000 crowns. Their destination has not been stated but the trains carrying them departed toward Poland. The Jewish women were also required to register on the same day and fear that they too will be sent away. Observers believe that this movement may be to labor camp in Poland for reconstruction work there. Further details are being sought and will be reported.

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