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180,000 Jews Working in Lodz Ghetto “under Unbending Leadership,” Says Nazi Governor

Some 180,000 Jews are working for their livelihood in the Lodz ghetto under “unbending German leadership,” according to an address delivered at Magdeburg by Dr. Arthur Greiser, governor of the Wartheland, the section of Poland which was directly annexed to the Reich, as reported in the Nazi paper Dagens Nyheter, reaching here today.

Stressing that the “Jewish problem” in the Wartheland had been settled not by expelling the Jews, as was done elsewhere, but by putting them to productive work, Greiser declared that the paramount task of the Nazi party in the East was the fight against the Jews. Describing the territory over which he rules as a “training ground for all of Eastern Europe, Greiser said the great amount of space which the Nazis have now acquired must be made not only self-sufficient but also must help supply the Reich. This can be done by utilizing the conquered people, including the Jews, he stated.