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Epidemics Cause Indefinite Suspension of Ghetto Order

Spread of epidemics in Warsaw, it was reported here today, has resulted in indefinite suspension of the order under which the 500,000 Jews were to be concentrated in two narrow sections of the former Polish capital.

Jews who have already moved into the ghetto districts, however, will not be allowed to return to their former homes, it was learned. Suspension of the edict was ordered by the army chief of the occupied territory, who resides in Cracow. The commander reportedly feared spread of epidemic diseases among the German soldiers.

The buildings formerly occupied by the famous Yeshivat Hahmei Lublin, Poland’s greatest Jewish religious institution, have been converted into a military barracks for Nazi troops, it was learned today.