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Nazis Open Inquisition of Polish Jews Believed to Have Funds Abroad

Nazis have started a large-scale inquisition of Jews in Poland suspected of having funds abroad, it was reported here today.

Reports reaching Paris from Scandinavia said Jewish former traders in Poland who had relations with firms abroad were questioned by the Gestapo and forced to sign documents authorizing German banks to collect their accounts abroad.

This was said to be occurring particularly in Warsaw, Lodz and Cracow, from where several Scandinavian firms received letters from Jews telling them to pay money due them to German banks. These letters arrived in the first mail from Poland since its occupation. Most recipients were determined to ignore them for the sake of their Jewish friends in Poland.