Jewish Quarters Hard Hit in Nazi Air Raids over Poland; 8 Orphans Killed in Warsaw Suburbs

A Jewish Telegraphic Agency correspondent today visited the Jewish quarters of the city, inhabited by approximately 350,000, which were among the hardest hit in the series of Nazi air raids since Germany invaded Poland.

Two houses in the Jewish suburb of Kolo were completely destroyed by bombs. Ten persons were killed and 30 others wounded. Bombs dropped by Nazi fliers on the suburb of Otwock killed eight Jewish orphans, two Jews and two Jewesses, and wounded 30.

A total of 100 bombs were dropped on Warsaw alone during the Friday raids. The city of Lublin was bombed Saturday, with 30 persons killed, including five children, and 58 others seriously wounded. Many Jews were among the causalities.

There were many Jewish victims also in Saturday’s air raids of Brest, Rzeszow, Radom and Cracow. Warsaw was bombed eight times in all on Saturday.

A special session of the Sejm yesterday cheered a declaration by Jewish parliamentarians that the Jewish population without exception stood ready to make all sacrifices to ensure Poland’s victory in her war with Germany.

Zbonzsyn, Polish frontier town which until last week was the site of a large Jewish refugee camp, has been recaptured by the Polish forces, it was announced by the Polish radio.

Jewish communities throughout Poland formed coordinating state defense committees to cooperate with the authorities. All Jewish groups, including rabbinical, Zionist, labor and youth organizations, responded enthusiastically to President Ignace Moscicki’s manifesto calling upon the nation to resist Germany’s invasion. All of the bodies published appeals to their memberships to cooperate with the Government in every way and voiced the Jewish population’s determination to make every sacrifice in defense of the nation.

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