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Need for Jewish Labor Causes Abandonment of Lwow Ghetto Plan

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The German plan to set up a huge Jewish ghetto in Lwow has been abandoned because of the Reich’s desperate need for utilizing all possible productive facilities, including Jewish labor, it was disclosed in Polish papers reaching here today.

A decree just drafted by the district governor of the Lwow area, the papers report, provides that the town be divided into four sections: German, Ukrainian, Polish and Jewish. The order, however, specifically states that the Jewish quarter is not a ghetto. The idea of a ghetto in Lwow has been abandoned because the Nazis want to exploit to the utmost Jewish productive power, the Reich official declared. The Germans, he stated, realize that the ghetto system has some drawbacks, and they are trying a new system” to resolve” the Jewish question.

In Warsaw, where the ghetto has recently been enlarged, members of the American Red Cross mission in occupied Poland were not allowed to enter the ghetto to distribute food, medicine and clothing to the Jewish residents. The Red Cross delegates, however, were permitted to distribute food and medicine to the population in Radom, Cracow, Lublin and Kielce.

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