5,000 Jews Resettled by Cracow Community

Jewish distress in Nazi-occupied Poland is described in Gazeta Zydowska, only Jewish newspaper in the German-held area, copies of which reached here today.

Committees have been organized in many towns to receive evacuees from Cracow. Kielce has received 3,000, Piotrkow 1,000 and large numbers are in the suburbs of Warsaw. Five thousand evacuees in great distress were assisted by the Cracow Jewish Community to depart and reestablish themselves elsewhere.

In the Lublin district, 10,000 Jews are working in 30 camps and flood control under severe conditions and with inadequate meals. Special Jewish schools are being opened soon.

A special column in the paper devoted to Palestine economic news deals only with the establishment of new colonies.

Living costs are very high according to the paper. An old coat costs 400 zlotys ($80, at the pre-war rate of exchange), shoes 530 zlotys, dinner 4 zlotys soup and bread 1 zloty.

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