Nazis Abolish Electric Street Cars in Warsaw Ghetto
Menu JTA Search

Nazis Abolish Electric Street Cars in Warsaw Ghetto

Download PDF for this date

Electric street cars have been abolished in the Warsaw Jewish ghetto and horse-drawn cars have been substituted by the Nazis, according to a report in the Nowy Kurier Warszawski, Nazi-controlled Polish newspaper published in Warsaw. The fare on these “ghetto cars” is sixty groshy, nominally 12 cents.

In the “aryan” sections of Warsaw the street cars are still being operated by electricity. The cars are, however, repainted yellow, since the Nazis considered the former red-white color too reminiscent of the Polish national colors.

Founding Funders

The digitization of the JTA Archive would not have been possible without the generous support of the following donors:
  • The Gottesman Fund
  • Righteous Persons Foundation
  • Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner, in honor of Norma Spungen
  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Grace and Scott Offen Charitable Fund