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Brutal Treatment of Jews in Nazi Poland Described on Moscow Radio

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Denouncing the persecution of Jews in Nazi-occupied Poland, the Moscow radio today broadcast an article by Prof. Grushevski, leading Polish scientist recently arrived from Warsaw, describing the Nazi horrors in the Warsaw ghetto.

The article, which was published in Pravda, relates how Jewish children are thrashed by the Nazis with rubber truncheons when they try to sneak out of the ghetto to beg food from Poles. Children under twelve are sent because they are not compelled to wear armbands.

The Jews, Prof. Grushevski stated, live in the ghetto in appalling poverty, without pure water and decent food and sanitation. They are undernourished and half-crazed. “It makes one shudder to be near those parts of Warsaw where the ghetto is situated. The sufferings of the Poles under the German yoke pale before those of the Jews,” the Polish professor was quoted as declaring.

Grushevski described how Jews were plundered by the Gestapo on route to the ghetto. “Everything, down to the last shirt, was stripped from them before they were herded into the narrow maze of ghetto streets. The chief Gestapo prison is also in the ghetto and when police cars pass, Gestapo agents, without provocation, leap out and beat up Jewish pedestrians, including children whose bleeding bodies are left lying in the streets.”

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