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Famine Reported in Warsaw Jewish Quarters; Stores Closed, No Food Distributed

Famine prevails in the Jewish quarters of Warsaw, according to a Havas News Agency dispatch quoting Berlin sources. (The pre-war Jewish population of Warsaw was about 350,000.)

The report was attributed to diplomats stationed in Berlin who recently returned to the Nazi capital after a visit to the former Polish capital. The envoys said that all stores in the Jewish quarters have been closed and that no foodstuffs were being distributed there.

Previous dispatches, it was recalled, had stated that typhus and cholera had made its appearance in the conquered city and had claimed numerous victims. Earlier reports had said that the Jewish quarters had been almost completely destroyed in the Nazi bombardment of the city.