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Suwalki District in Nazi Poland Depopulated of Jews

The entire Suwalki district, in Nazi Poland, has been depopulated of Jews, it was learned here today.

Part of the population, driven into a no-man’s-land, succeeded in entering Lithuania. Some fled to Soviet territory. An estimated 2,700 were transported to the Lublin Jewish “reservation.”

It was learned that a High Commission, with Jewish, Polish and White Russian councillors, will be nominated in Wilno to supervise minority affairs. The Lithuanian Government has agreed in principle to subsidies for refugees in the amount of 50 per cent of sums supplied from abroad. It is estimated that the subsidies will total 250,000 lits monthly.