LONDON (Oct. 20)
The city of Kiev which prior to Nazi occupation had a Jewish population of 150,000 people, is now completely "judenrein" according to a report published in the pro-Nazi Ukrainian newspaper Krakiwski Wisti, published in Cracow.
The paper, which reached here today, states that all the Jews of Kiev were driven out of the city by the Nazi army, immediately after the German troops took control of it. "The last Jew was expelled from Kiev on September 29," the Nazi-controlled Ukrainian paper states.
Describing the expulsion, the Krakiwski Wisti stated that soon after the occupation of the city, all Jews, including men, women and children of all ages, were taken from their homes and driven into barbed-wired enclosures located at the out-skirts of Kiev. From there they were driven on foot to an undisclosed destination. Their fate remains unknown.
Similar was the fate of thousands of Jews in Zhitomir. According to the same Ukrainian newspaper only 6,000 Jews now remain in Zhitomir of the 50,000 who resided there prior to the Nazi occupation. The first division of pro-Nazi Ukrainians has been organized and stationed in Zhitomir. The Ukrainian units are composed of notorious anti-Semitic elements many of whom participated in pogroms against Jews during the last war under the Petlura regime.
The "thoroughness" with which the Nazis expelled the Jews from the Ukraine cities is highly commended in the Krakiwski Wisti. "The military Gestapo has performed a wonderful job in purging these aliens from our Ukrainian soil," the paper writes.