STOCKHOLM (May. 23)
Despite the intensification of anti-Jewish measures in Nazi-occupied Yugoslavia and Greece, the German authorities are dissatisfied with the speed of the action against the Jews and are demanding that the Jewish problem in southeastern Europe be placed under “definite control,” the Goeteborgs Posten reported today.
The authorities have forbidden Jews to leave towns in which they reside, on penalty of death, it was reported. The Germans were said to have taken the action when they learned that young Jews were fleeing to mountain strongholds to join Serbian guerilla detachments.
According to a Belgrade report in the Dagens Nyheter, Jews employed at clearing debris are not given tools and must carry bricks with their hands and collect mortar in dustpans. They all wear thin yellow armbands on their left arms.
The Croat radio complains of “provocative conduct” by Jews in connection with the armbands. The Jews are giving armbands even to small children, which is not required by the law, thus demonstrating that they are not ashamed to be recognized as Jews. Under the Crost decree, armbands must be worn by men over 13 and women over 12.