WILNO (Nov. 13)
Twelve hundred Jews who had been expelled by the Nazis from Vienna ostensibly for settlement in the Lublin “reservation” were subsequently driven into Soviet territory, it was learned here today.
Three hundred of the Viennese Jews have arrived in Lwow. According to reliable advice reaching Wilno, they had been ordered by the Germans in Vienna to take all their luggage, linen , bedding, sufficient food for three days and 300 marks each. They were then placed on a train and informed that they were being sent to the “reservation” in the Lublin area.
When the group arrived at the Stojanow station in Poland, they were deprived of their luggage and German money, given 150 zlotys (about $28 at pre-war rates) each and then driven to the Soviet Western Ukrainian frontier.
Meanwhile, Nazi sadism against Jews in German Poland is continuing unabated. Jews alone are being continuously drafted for forced labor and are being put to such purposeless and cruel tasks as taking live coals out of fires with bare hands. Frequently, after their work is finished, Jews are forced to submit to shaving of their heads, with the barbers leaving tufts in the shape of swastikas.
Jews throughout Nazi Poland are forbidden to use trains in travel. Warsaw Jews are avoiding use of trolley cars and busses.