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Jews in Riga Arrested for Attempt to Get Food Outside Ghetto

Arrests of Jews in Riga for attempting to secure food outside of the ghetto is reported in the Deutsche Zeitung, a Riga newspaper reaching here today.

The paper lists the names of the arrested Jews and says that some of them were caught buying butter and meat outside the ghetto, while others were arrested for offering bread to Russian war prisoners in the street. The paper admits that food rations for Jews in the ghetto have been severely cut and reports that almost the entire Jewish population of Letvia has been crowded into the Riga ghetto.