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Nazi Organ Pauses Jewish Relief Work in Poland

The Warschauer Zeitung, official Nazi newspaper in Warsaw, in an article on social welfare activities in German-occupied Poland, states that “the work of Polish Jewish relief organizations is to be mentioned here with appreciation.”

Estimating Warsaw’s present Jewish population at 400,000, the Nazi organ describes the activities of Jewish relief committees working under the supervision of the city president, stating that 63 soup kitchens distribute 62,000 meals daily and hostels provide private lodgings for 30,000 Jews who came from the provinces or whose homes in Warsaw were destroyed during the war. Jewish committees also distributed 15,000 articles of clothing between November and January.

The Artisans’ Chamber in Warsaw, ordering registration of all independent artisans, announced that artisans must prove that neither they nor their parents ever belonged to the Jewish faith, in order to be permitted to register.

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