Nazis Planning to Force 70,000 More Jews into Warsaw Ghetto

The Warsaw Jewish community has been officially ordered by the Nazi authorities to make room for 70,000 more Jews in the ghetto, according to reports reaching here today.

Thousands of Jews from provincial townships are being driven into Warsaw it was said. They include Jews who had already been driven once from their homes in various villages to neighboring towns.

The arrival of 70,000 more Jews will aggravate the dwelling problem and the food situation for the 400,000 Jews already isolated in the ghetto. The Jewish Community in Warsaw is hardly able to provide aid for the newcomers, since it cannot even meet the relief requirements of those already in the ghetto.

The growing shortage of food in the ghetto has led the community to organize gardening on every available plot in the ghetto. Many Jews are planting onions, tomatoes and other vegetables on the balconies of their dwellings.

Double postage has been introduced by the Nazi authorities in Warsaw for every letter posted in the ghetto post-office branch. Letters addressed abroad are subjected to a special tax of one zloty, although this is contrary to the international postal regulations. The impoverished Jews in the ghetto, unable to spend an extra zloty, are thus prevented from maintaining correspondence with their relatives outside occupied Poland.

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