GENEVA (Jun. 29)
A series of Nazi-inspired expulsions of Jews from various sections of Europe have accompanied the week-old German war against Soviet Surris, it was reported here today, as Hitler-controlled papers in Paris called for a general exodus of Jews from the continent.
New expulsions of Jews from villages in Nazi-occupied Poland are reported in the Polish Jewish organ, Gazeta Zydowska. In many cases they have been transported to already overcrowded ghettos.
In German-occupied Rumania, Premier Ion Antonescu issued a decree providing for expulsion of Jews from all rural sections of Moldavia and Bukowina. The Bucharest radio said the only settlers who will be allowed henceforth in the northern frontier districts will be “pure ethnic Rumanians.” Similar expulsion measures are planned for other Rumanian regions, it was reported.
The Kaunas radio reported that virtually the entire Jewish population had left Lithuania, which now forms a major front of the German-Soviet war.
Meanwhile, from Vichy it was reported that all Jews have been ordered to leave the capital of unoccupied France within a week. The measure was forecast on June 6 by Xavier Vallat, Commissioner for Jewish Affairs, who attributed the action to discovery of an alleged Jewish plot, about which he offered no details.
The Paris newspaper Le Matin declared in an article that a general evacuation of Jews from Europe would be the “only solution” of the Jewish problem. Other Paris papers and the radio reported pogroms in the “Jewish quarter” of Moscow which, they said, the Red Guards were unable to check. Unfortunately for the veracity of this story, there is no “Jewish quarter” in Moscow.