LONDON (Nov. 24)
Confirmation of Jewish Telegraphic Agency reports regarding the position of Jews in Nazi Poland is contained in information received here in official quarters and quoted by the press.
This reveals that on Oct. 5,6,000 Gestapo agents arrived in Warsaw. With the aid of storm troopers, S.S. (Hitler elite guards) men and German troops, the agents “stirred up the Polish mob to start vindictive activities and the extermination of the Jewish population goes on with a speed never heard of before in the whole of history.” The report continues:
“The Jewish population is forced to salvage every bit of metal from the ruins and debris. They work in ten-hour shifts, for which they receive neither payment nor food. Jews are evicted from their homes and given 15 minutes to take away what they need. when they asked where they were to go, they were told they might find another home in the Vistula or Palestine. In fact, they might do whatever they pleased.
“The Germans are fraternizing with the Poles, telling them Warsaw would never have been laid waste nor war been waged had it not been for the Jews. The Poles are egged on to plundering with the words, “Kill the Jews, it’s to them you owe your misery.”
The report goes on to relate that while bread and soup are given free to the population daily in 16 Warsaw squares, when Jews’ turn come they are chased away empty-handed. The report was stated to have been prepared “on unimpeachable information which has been received in official quarters in London.”