New Mass Arrests in Warsaw; Death Rate in Lwow Put at 250 Daily

Intensified Nazi terrorism against Jews and Poles in Warsaw and a mounting death rate in Soviet-held Poland were reported today by the Polish Government-in-exile.

The Nazi authorities in the former Polish capital were said to have resumed mass arrests of Jews and Poles. Warsaw jails were reported to be crowded to overflowing, with the inmates including persons arrested in the first days of the Nazi occupation who are still awaiting disposition of their cases.

The Sejm, Polish Parliament, is said to have been converted into a Nazi court, with death sentences being carried out on the premises.

Women of 15 to 40 have reportedly been ordered by the Nazi authorities to register for forced labor. The order, signed by Warsaw District Leader Barth, exempts Jewish women, leading to the belief that the conscripts are intended for transportation to the Reich.

Starvation and lack of medical care and sanitary facilities were reported responsible for an average daily death rate of 250 in Lwow, Soviet-occupied Poland.

The Government communique said also that up to March 1 a total of 200,000 persons had been transferred to the Soviet interior from the Galician cities of Lwow, Przemsyl, Stanislawow and Tarnapol.

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