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Warsaw Jewish Leaders Seek Food for 30,000 Jews Deported from Siedlec

The Jewish Community Council of Warsaw, which has its own problems to solve, is now faced with the complicated question of providing relief for 30,000 Jews deported from the city of Siedlec where their homes were converted into hospitals for German soldiers wounded on the Soviet front.

Reports reaching here today state that the expelled Jews have been herded into fields under the open sky and are held there without being permitted to proceed to neighboring cities. Intervention on the part of the Warsaw Jewish Council resulted in 10,000 Jews being permitted to leave for the Warsaw ghetto, and in barracks being constructed on the fields to shelter the others. The problem of feeding the 20,000 Siedlec Jews in the barracks, however, remains unsolved since the Warsaw Jewish Council is hardly able to take care of the needy Jews in the Warsaw ghetto and has no funds to secure food for the 20,000 Jews of Siedlec who remain in the fields outside of Warsaw.

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