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Order in Romanian issued by the prefecture of Botosani on July 1, 1941, regarding the taking of hostages, primarily Jews.

Photograph | Photograph Number: 58561

Order in Romanian issued by the prefecture of Botosani on July 1, 1941, regarding the taking of hostages, primarily Jews.

The order alleges the existence of Romanian Jewish spies in the service of the Soviet Union, who are presumed to have shot at Romanian and German troops. Therefore, "based on order no.4599 of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of June 30, 1941, the police of the district and its legion of gendarmes will be taking hostages in Botosani and other localities in this district. The hostages will be locked up at police headquarters in Botosani and Harlau. The hostages will be, in the majority, rabbis and ritual slaughterers, artisans and all the former sympathizers of communism who are known as such. Those caught on the spot committing acts of sabotage, terrorism or aggression will be executed immediately./Prefect of the district of Botosani/Lt. Colonel/Victor Maescu."

Date
1941 July 01
Variant Locale
Bartishaw
Botoshani
Photo Credit
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Federation of the Romanian Jewish Communities
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Record last modified: 2004-07-16 00:00:00
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