Segregation of Jews in Polish Centers Completed As Ghetto is Set Up in Kielce
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Segregation of Jews in Polish Centers Completed As Ghetto is Set Up in Kielce

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Segregation of the Jews in Polish cities has been completed with establishment of a ghetto in the last of the four district centers of Nazi-occupied Poland in which Jews are permitted to live, it was reported here today.

The Krakauer Zeitung, Nazi organ in Poland, reported that a ghetto had been set up in the northeastern part of Kielce. Previously ghettos had been established in Warsaw, Radom and Lublin, and also a ghetto for those Jews who remained in Cracow after the general expulsion of Jews from the capital of the Polish Government-General.

Meanwhile, Polish quarters here reported that the segregation of Jews and Poles in Lublin had been completed. The city has been divided into three districts, for Germans, Poles and Jews. The German quarter comprises Chopina, Evangelicka, Raclavicka, Krakowskie-Przemiescie, Narutowicza, Sadowa and Konopicka Streets and Lublin University. Jews and Poles are forbidden to enter this area.

The Jewish quarter is in the Lubartowski district and here Jews from both Lublin and Cracow must live. In addition, it is reported that Lublin Jews have been forbidden to use horse-drawn vehicles, even those which they own.

Meanwhile, the Germans have organized a forced labor camp for the Jews in Lubartow. Jewish labor units are forced to work at building defense lines near Chelm, in the vicinity of the Soviet frontier. Jews are treated brutally by the guards, who consist of German “Volksdeutsche,” it is said. Rations are totally inadequate and the Jews subsist mainly on food parcels which they have been thus far permitted to receive from relatives.

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