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Nazis Order Registration of Jews in Odessa; 80,000 Jews Reported in Riga Ghetto

The registration of all Jews in Odessa is reported today as having been ordered by a mixed German-Rumanian military commission there. It is assumed here that only Jewish women and children remain in Odessa and that the entire Jewish male population has retreated with the Soviet armies.

The Deutsche Zeitung in Ostland, published for the Nazi-occupied Baltic countries, reports that approximately 80,000 Jews have been herded into the ghetto in Riga. The ghetto is surrounded by sentries who have orders to fire without warning on any "aryan" attempting to establish contact with Jews over the ghetto walls, the Nazi paper states, adding that non-Jews in Rige who bring food to their Jewish friends there are being arrested.