LONDON (Jan. 17)
Nearly 100 synagogues have been demolished in the annexed zone of German-occupied Poland, it was reported here today.
They include the 300-year-old synagogue at Grudzimidz and the old synagogue at Torun. The masonry was removed and metal fixtures were sent to German armament factories. In Poznan alone four synagogues were destroyed.
Jewish cemeteries throughout the district were razed and the land plowed to be used for food-growing.
Meanwhile, thirty-six tons of clothing have been turned over to the Polish Jewish Refugee Fund by the British authorities. The consignment was originally dispatched from the United States to Poland via Stettin and was seized by the blockade authorities to prevent its falling into German hands.
Part of the clothing will be issued to non-Jewish Polish refugees and another part will be distributed to Jewish air raid sufferers.
Polish Jewish refugees are presently employed in helping clear air-raid debris in London under arrangements made by the Polish Refugee Fund with the Labor Ministry. A number of refugees have also been placed in the diamond trade, in manufacture of clothing for the Government and others are being trained for employment in munitions works.