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Nazis Order Jews to Display Blue-white Flags; Thousands Arrested on Sabotage Charges

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Jews in the Soviet towns occupied by Nazi troops have been ordered to display small blue-white flags from the windows of their houses as part of the strict surveillance of the Jewish population which the Nazi military authorities have instituted, it was reported here today. In houses partly occupied by Jews, the flags must be displayed from the windows of the rooms where the Jews live.

The report discloses that the Nazi military authorities have arrested 1,600 Jews in Bialystok charging them with sabotage, which is usually punished with death. 600 Jews have similarly been arrested in Lomzha and many hundreds are reported arrested an “saboteurs” in Brest-Litovsk, Lwow, Przemysl and in practically all cities of the Volhynian area.

In Kowel, Volhynia, some 2,000 inhabitants, most of them Jews, are reported to have been killed when the city was bombed by German air force prior to its being occupied by the German troops. The Pester Lloyd, leading Budapest newspaper which published this report, also reported mass-executions by Nazi troops of Jews in Rovno, a city in Volhynia sixty kilometer from Novograd-Volynsk where furious fighting between the Russian and the German armies has been going on since last week.

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