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65,000 Jews Ordered to Leave Cracow by Aug. 15

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Sixty-five thousand Jews have been ordered to leave Cracow, capital of the Government-General area of Nazi-occupied Poland, according to German wireless dispatches today.

The reports, which emanated from Cracow and quoted the Warschauer Zeitung, Nazi organ, said:

“In order that Cracow should externally have that standing which is due to it as the capital of the Governor general’s territory, the decision was taken to transfer the Jews of Cracow to other parts of occupied territory.

“At the last census, Cracow numbered 225,000 inhabitants of whom 29 per cent, roughly 65,000 were Jews. Following the summons to transfer their homes, published in the papers, 9,000 Jews have left Cracow.

“Cracow Jews have until Aug. 15 to select another place where they would like to settle down. They are entitled to take their entire property with them. Railways are at their disposal for transporting the property.

“The Jewish Community in Cracow intends to form a committee which shall remain in touch with competent authorities while the transfer is under way. After Aug. 15 only 50 Kilograms of property may be taken along.”

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