Ukrainian Nationalists Oppose Nazi Plan to Expel Jews from Galicia

The possible mass deportation of Jews from the recently occupied districts of Lwow, Ternopol and Stanislawow, in Galicie, which Germany proclaimed last week as annexed to the Government General, is provoking serious worry among the Ukrainian population there, it was reported here today.

Leaders of Ukrainian Nationalist parties in Galicia feel that the balance of power which the large Jewish population holds in these districts would be destroyed in favor of Germans should the Jews be expelled into the ghettos in the interior of Nazi-held Poland.

Bitter disappointment is felt among the Ukrainian Nationalists over the fact that the above three districts, which Hitler promised would constitute a part of the “liberated” Ukraine, have now been proclaimed a part of Nazi-held Poland. Aside from considering it a “brazen double-cross”, the anti-Soviet Ukrainian leaders see in Hitler’s action an indication that the Nazis are not at all certain about the outcome of the Russo-German war.

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