Gestapo Auctions off Property of Deported German Jews

Gestapo authorities in Berlin today started public auction sales of furniture, linen, silverware and wearing apparel left by Jewish families deported last week from Germany to the Pinsk swamps in Poland.

Correspondents of Swedish newspapers in Berlin reported today that the sales, which opened in the hitherto sealed Jewish dwellings, are crowded with German civilians who make high bids in order to secure the articles and household goods which the deported Jews were compelled to leave behind. No buying permits are required from the bidders who are especially anxious to acquire clothes, linen, shoes and other articles left by the Jews.

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