Correspondents crossing the narrow strip separating the Czech Army lines from the German Army's advance lines in Sudetenland last week reported the most tragic aftermath of the Sudeten Settlement. Huddled in ditches or scrabbling in the fields for stray potatoes missed by the harvesters in this no-man's-land were hundreds of desperate Jews.

For their plight, both Germany and Czechoslovakia were responsible. Booted from Sudetenland by Nazi Storm Troopers who came in the wake of the German Army, the starving, penniless refugees were refused admission to Czechoslovakia ostensibly because they were technically citizens...

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