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New Curbs, Seizure of Jewish Property Reported in Nazi Poland

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Mounting restrictions on Jews and confiscation of Jewish property in Nazi Poland were reported here today.

All property of the Lodzki Bank Depoizytowy, Polish branch of the Anglo-Palestine Bank, has been confiscated by the Nazis, and the depositors, mostly small traders, have lost their deposits.

After confiscation of all goods of Jewish leather, textile and linen wholesale stores, the authorities have now seized all stocks of Jewish iron and steel dealers, concentrated in the Grzybow quarter of Warsaw. The entire quarter was surrounded by troops with machine-guns and the stocks were loaded on hundreds of waiting lorries.

Jews are forbidden to use a number of railway lines in Nazi Poland, although no formal prohibition has been issued. In some towns the local authorities even forbid the Jews to enter railway stations.

In Cracow, Jews have been ordered to wear yellow badges, all have been forced to shave off their beards and Jewish shops have been marked with a six-pointed star. In many towns a Nazi pastime is to compel Jews to greet the German military, beating them up whether or not they comply.

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