Nazis Expel Jews from Vilna, Bialystok, Lemberg, Luck; Introduce Ghettos in Rowne, Lida

The expulsion of the Jewish population from the Nazi-occupied cities of Vilna, Luck, Bialystok and Lemberg and the introduction of "Jewish ghettos" in the cities of Rowne and Lida is reported here today in the Aftonbladet, a pro-Nazi Swedish newspaper.

The report states that in all these cities which were previously occupied by the Soviets, a "wholesale evacuation" of the Jewish population became necessary in order to make room for German soldiers wounded on the Soviet front. Every available house is converted into a hospital for the wounded Germans.

At least 40,000 additional Jews have been poured into the Lublin ghetto within the last four weeks from the Nazi-occupied sections of Volhynia and Polesia, the report states. The victims were brought in freight cars, herded like cattle and were not fed during the entire trip. Many hundreds of them are reported to have died on the way. More Jewish victims are expected to be shipped to the Lublin ghetto from Nazi-occupied cities on the Soviet front in view of ever growing need for room for wounded members of the German armed forces, the Swedish newspaper reports.

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