GENEVA (Mar. 12)
Two thousand Jews expelled by the Nazi authorities from the Polish city of Radom have settled in the town of Chmielnik and neighboring villages, where the already-impoverished local Jews have been forced to provide aid for them, it was reported here today.
About 500 of them remained in Chmielnik, while the remaining 1,500 were distributed in the villages of Stopnica, Nowy Korczyn, Wislica, Szydlowo Pacanow, Solec, Clesnice, Kyrszwekow and Piotrkowice. Officials of the Radom Jewish Community, who accompanied the deportees, arranged for shelter in the homes of local Jews. Since none of the expelled Jews was permitted to take along more than 25 kilograms of luggage, Jewish leaders of Chmielnik collected about 20,000 zlotys as an emergency fund for the new arrivals.
Meanwhile, many of the Jews expelled from Cracow have congregated in the town of Swierze near Chelm, according to reports reaching Geneva. They are housed in the local synagogue and in private Jewish homes. The local Jewish community, too small to care for all the deportees, issued an appeal to Jewish communities throughout the Government-General for relief funds.
In Warsaw, the Jewish community, with the permission of the Nazi authorities, has transferred into the ghetto some departments of the Jewish hospital on Czysta Street, which is outside the ghetto. The hospital has been occupied by the German authorities.
Yiddish is now the “official language” in the Warsaw ghetto, according to reports reaching here, and only candidates who are able to speak and write Yiddish are to be accepted for service in the ghetto militia. A well-known Jewish poet, it is stated, has composed a Yiddish marching song for the Warsaw ghetto militia.
Poles and Germans wishing to visit the Warsaw ghetto must do so on different days, according to an announcement in the Nazi-controlled Polish press.
The office regulating traffic between the ghetto and other parts of the city announced that Germans may obtain permits to enter the ghetto on Mondays and Wednesdays, Poles, Ukrainians and others on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Only visits of strictly official business character are permitted.