Thousands of Jews Killed by Nazi Bombs in Zhitomir and Berditchev

Thousands of Jews are reported killed by Nazi bombs in Zhitomir and Berditchev, two cities in the Soviet Ukraine thickly populated with Jews, which were mercilessly hammered today by the German air forces.

At the same time the Aftonbladet, a pro-Nazi newspaper published here, reports today from Berlin that “there is no longer any Jewish problem existing in the Baltic countries since all Jews there accompanied the retreating Russian army”.

The Aemtlicher Anzeiger des General Government, Nazi official gazette for occupied Poland, which reached Stockholm today carries an announcement that the entire Jewish population residing on the western bank of the Vistula River in the Warsaw area was been expelled. Many of the Jews had undergone numerous expulsions before they reached the Warsaw area.

The Anseiger also reports that the old Jewish section of Cracow where there are still 11,000 Jews crowded in a ghetto, will be demolished “in connection with a plan to reconstruct the city.”

Swedish correspondents now touring the German-Soviet war zone as guests of the German military headquarters reported today that there are thousands of Jews among the Soviet war prisoners and that the German military command is segregating the Jewish war prisoners into separate internment camps. The correspondents describe horrible scenes of destruction of many towns and villages and disclose that hunger is wide-spread in Nazi-held Poland. The correspondent of the Tidningens on the eastern war front reports that in practically all Nazi-occupied cities of Soviet Galicia there is no drinking water since the retreating Soviet armies have destroyed the waterworks, the electric power stations and all factories.

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