Nazi Troops Rape 40 Jewish Girls in Warsaw
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Nazi Troops Rape 40 Jewish Girls in Warsaw

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Authenticated reports of rape of Jewish girls by German soldiers and officers in Nazi-occupied Poland were received here today. The seizure of Jewish girls was carried out despite the Nuremberg racial laws, which prohibit relations between “Aryans” and “non-Aryans.”

One incident, details of which have been checked, occurred in Warsaw. German Army officers took over an apartment at 8 Piusa Street which had belonged to M. Szereszewski, prominent Warsaw Jew who is now a refugee outside Poland. Officers and soldiers then carried out a raid, in broad daylight, on Jewish houses in a nearby street and seized about 40 girls, most of them between the ages of eighteen and twenty, and transported them to this apartment. The girls were then stripped and were ordered to perform nude dances. Afterwards all of them were violated and they were held in the apartment until the early hours of the morning.

Reports said this was only one incident of many occurring in Warsaw daily. It has become dangerous for a Jewish woman to be seen on the streets of the former Polish capital, it was said. Similar accounts were received from the Polish provinces.

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