Nazi Press in New Year’s Review Predicts Jews Will Be Deprived of Food in 1942

The new year of 1942 will bring further restrictions for Jews in Nazi-occupied territories, including complete deprivation of food rations and clothing, it in openly indicted in German newspapers reaching here today from the Reich.

Declaring that the forthcoming year will be the decisive year in the present war, the Nazi press points out that all available food and clothing will have to be reserved for the army. Anything that as left will be rationed for the German population in a stricter form than hitherto. Small rations will also be assigned to the “Aryan” populations in the occupied countries, but no provisions will be made for Jews there, especially in occupied Poland. As a result of the war with Russia, it will be impossible to provide food and clothing for the Jews in the ghettos, the German newspapers “explain.”

The Ost-Deutscher Beobachter, in an article by the Nazi public prosecutor, Thiemann, makes it clear that the year 1942 will bring increased Nazi terror for the Jews as well as for the Poles in Nazi-held Poland. The Nazi authorities, Thiemann writes, will apply death sentences to Jews and Poles there “for any action which will be considered anti-German.” For minor offenses for which no death penalty can be given, the Jews and Poles will not be sentenced to imprisonment, but will be sent to punitive camps. In all cases, neither Jews nor Poles will have the right to appeal against the sentence which will be carried out within twenty four hours, the Nazi prosecutor writes.

Reviewing the economic “gains” of the Germans in Poland in the course of the past year, Dr. Max Winkler, head of the Office of Trustees over “Aryanized” Jewish and Polish property in occupied eastern territories, reveals in an article in the magazine “The Four-Year Plan” that 230,000 business enterprises and industrial establishments and 187,500 other properties have so far been taken over from Jews and Poles in the annexed zone alone, which was incorporated as a part of Germany.

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