Warsaw Jewish Community Furnishes 8,000 for Forced Labor

The Warsaw Jewish community furnishes a forced labor battalion of 8,000 men daily, the president of the community, Czerniakow, revealed in an interview published in the Gazeta Zydowska, only Jewish newspaper in Nazi-held Poland, copies of which reached here today.

The community is at present operating on a budget of 4,300,000 zlotys annually, compared to a 3,000,000 zloty pre-war budget, because of increased need for social service, he said.

The community is maintaining the former municipal hospital system at a cost of 250,000 zlotys monthly with the aid of the TOZ, Polish Jewish Health Protection Society, he said. Hospital and quarantine centers are caring for 14,000 sick and other ailing persons and the poor also are being given aid.

The community maintains 140 people incapable of work in a home at Broszkow, 60 children in an orphan asylum, 500 children in an infants hospital and 175 mental cases in various hospitals, Czerniakow said.

Jews who were forced to leave the town of Tarnobrzeg after the German occupation are being permitted to return. A number of Jews expelled from Cracow have settled there.

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