GENEVA (Jul. 16)
A number of Jews in the Warsaw ghetto were ordered by the Nazi authorities to return to their former homes outside the walls, it is reported in the Gazeta Zydowska, the only Jewish organ in Nazi-held Poland.
The measure, it was explained, is due to the fact that, the ghetto is overpopulated to an extent which makes epidemic diseases unavoidable. Housing conditions in the ghetto, where over 400,000 Jews are crowded, are such that families consider themselves happy to find a place in dark cellars to which no sunshine and fresh air can penetrate. The number of deaths due to undernourishment and poor sanitary living conditions continually increases.
Simultaneously it was reported here today from Nazi-occupied Poland that the Jewish leaders in the Lodz ghetto, unable to cope with the diseases prevailing among the Jewish population, addressed an appeal to the Jewish community of Warsaw asking that Jewish doctors be sent from Warsaw to Lodz to where a shortage of physicians exists.