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Insanity, Disease Decimating Residents of Cracow Ghetto

Insanity and disease are decimating the 11,000 residents of the Cracow ghetto, located in the Podgorze section of the city, it is reported in the Krakauer Zeitung, organ of Dr. Hans Franck, Nazi governor of the Government-General section of Poland, which reached here today.

The Cracow Jewish residents, the German paper discloses, who are forced to do different types of work required by the Nazis, are not permitted to leave the ghetto nor enter it without a visa or special pass issued by the German authorities. Within the ghetto itself a Jewish police council maintains order and deals with the city officials in matters relating to the Jews.

Reviewing the situation of the Jews confined in the Cracow ghetto the Nazi newspaper states that before the German-Polish war there were 60,000 Jews in the city. By the spring of 1940 this figure had risen to 71,000. Since then, however, the Nazis have driven about 60,000 Cracow Jews from their homes to various parts of the Government-General.