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Nazi Press Claims Jews Faring Well in Lublin

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The Nazi press has started a campaign intended to show that the conditions of Jews in the Lublin “reservation” are better than in other parts of Nazi-occupied Poland.

Der Angriff declares that while in other Polish towns Jews are used for street-cleaning and similar public duties, the Jews in Lublin work in artisan shops established for them by the local Nazi leader Globotschnik.

The National Socialist Correspondence, official Nazi Party news service, states that “the Jews prove to be good workers.” The Warschauer Zeitung, Nazi paper in Warsaw, in an article entitled “Lublin Revives Through German Efforts,” quotes Mayor Sauermann as reporting that the food problem, hitherto acute, “can now be considered satisfactory.”

In contradiction to these reports, the German Social Democratic Press Service in Paris has issued a report stating that letters from Austrian Jews exiled to Lublin reveal that they have no clothing, food or even money to pay customs charges if food is sent to them.

The same report states that Danzig Jews, who after the Nazi occupation of the Free City fled to West Prussia, have now been sent to the Lublin “reservation.”

In addition, the news service reports that 21,143 Jewish business firms in Austria have been closed by the Nazis, that all hospitals, schools and asylums owned by the Jewish community in south-eastern Germany have been confiscated by the Nazis and their inmates evicted.

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