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Increased Jewish Persecutions, Suicides, Arrests Reported from Nazi Lands

Stricter measures against Jews in the city of Lwow, Eastern Galicia, are reported from Berlin today in the Swedish newspapers here together with news that Jews in Slovakia have been ordered to mark the envelopes enclosing their letters with a Mogon David and the sender’s address.

The Jews in Lwow are, according to today’s report, required to do their shopping between noon and two o’clock. All Jewish signs in shops and restaurants have been banned and signs in German must be posted instead. An additional text in Polish or Ukrainian may be added if the shopkeeper so desires.

The same newspapers carry a report from Berlin stating that about 200 Jews have committed suicide in Germany during the last two weeks as a result of the decree forcing them to wear yellow Mogen Davids. Also that in Riga a Jew, Mordecai Weinstein, was arrested for appearing in the street without a yellow star upon his coat. Weinstein is the first Jew in the Baltic countries to be tried for this offense.