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   "On August 30 [1941] Emanuel Ringelblum received information
   smuggled out of a labour camp at Osowa, near Chelm. 'There were a
   few cases of typhus. The SS men took over, ordered the Jewish
   workers (around fifty of them) to line up. Five men dug a
   trench-grave behind the line-up, another five were machine-gunned,
   then still another five dug and were machine-gunned, etc. Finally
   only five or six men were left of the whole camp...'<30>" (Gilbert,

   <30> Ringelblum notes, 30 August 1941: Jacob Sloan (editor), Notes
        from the Warsaw Ghetto: the Journal of Emanuel Ringelblum, New
        York 1958, page 197. 

                            Work Cited

   Gilbert, Martin. The Holocaust: A History of the Jews of Europe
   during the Second World War. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston,

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