PARIS (Nov. 23)
Stern measures to punish the sharing of food by Germans with Jews in the Reich are threatened by the Vienna edition of Chancellor Hitler’s Voelkischer Beobachter, chief organ of the Nazi party, copies of which were received today through neutral countries.
The paper discusses, in a lengthy article, the question of how Jews still manage to obtain food in the Reich at a time when virtually everything is rationed and even “Aryans” do not get their full rations.
A Jewish family in Vienna was taken under observation, the Nazi organ states, “in order to establish from where this family gets its food and how the other Jews through-out the Reich obtain their food reserves,” leading to the discovery that there were still “Aryans” who supplied them with meat, fish and other rationed foodstuffs not sold to Jews.
Warning such “Aryans” against permitting themselves “to be influenced by money or kind words which they get from Jews,” the Beobachter predicts severe action against both “Aryans” and Jews involved.
“The only way Jews should be treated is the way formulated by (Field Marshall Hermann) Goering in his public address in Vienna in a single word — out!” the paper asserts.
Mounting starvation among Jews in Nazi-occupied Poland is indicated in reports reaching Paris through various neutral countries, including Switzerland, the Netherlands and the Scandinavian countries. Deaths among Jews are mounting daily, owing in large part to lack of food.
In the Lublin district, where the concentration of Jews is reported to have reached more than 50,000, many are dying of typhus and other diseases, partly as a result of insufficient nourishment. Potatoes are the only food available, and a few are able to secure small portions of bread.
The S.S. (Hitler’s elite guard) men, under whose surveillance the Jews in Lubli must do hard labor for at least 12 hours daily, keep strict watch to prevent neighboring peasants from delivering food to Jews. The lack of medical supplies adds to the death toll.
Mass deaths of Jews are also reported from the ghettos in Warsaw, Cracow and other centers. According to the newspaper Le Petit Parisien, the Nazi Nuremberg Laws, although not officially proclaimed, are being rigorously carried out all over Nazi Poland.
Der Stuermer, organ of Julius Streicher, Nuremberg anti-Semitic publisher, reported with satisfaction how the city of Emden was intensifying anti-Jewish activities. The paper said Jews of Emden had been told to appoint a representative to buy the groceries, bread and meat required by the whole community during one hour, between 3 and 4 p.m., by which time any commodity of which there was a shortage would be sold out. No other Jews are permitted to enter shops selling these foods, the Stuermer said.