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1,350,000 Jews Confined in Eleven Polish Ghettos

The Nazi authorities have herded 1,350,000 Jews into 11 ghettos in various parts of occupied Poland, according to figures compiled by Polish Jewish circles here on the basis of official statistics. Many of them were deportees from Germany and German-occupied countries throughout Europe.

The Warsaw ghetto was estimated to have within its narrow confines a total of 530,000 Jews, who were packed into an area which before the war housed no more than 200,000. The Lodz ghetto was said to harbor 150,000; Lwow, 120,000; Bialystok, 80,000; Wilno, 60,000; Otwock, 60,000; Cracow, 50,000; Lublin, 40,000; Czestochowa, 20,000; Kielce, 20,000 and Bochnia, 5,000.