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Steps Taken to Halt Suicides As Toll Mounts Daily in Poland

Iron bars are being built into the windows and balconies of the top floors of tenement houses inhabited by hundreds of Jewish families as a means of halting the ever-increasing number of Jewish suicides.

Roofs and top floors of tenement houses have been the scenes for many suicides. Inhabitants of the district have been reduced to a state of nervous terror, as they never know when a body will come hurtling past them.

Owing to repressive economic measures, the Jews of Poland have been reduced to a virtual state of beggary. The doors of professions and trades are closed to them and the government has placed heavy taxes on small Jewish business men which has proved ruinous. As a result there has been a tremendous increase in the number of Jews who commit suicide as the only means of escape from an impossible situation.