10,000 Jews Deported from Germany to Poland in One Week; Deportations Continue

Ten thousand Jews were deported from Germany to Poland and other Nazi-held Eastern countries during one week this month, the Berlin correspondent of the Swedish newspaper Goteborgs Posten reported today.

The mass-deportations of Jews from Berlin and other German cities are being conducted on such a huge scale that civilian traffic for Germans has been restricted, the correspondent states. This, and not the typhus epidemics in Poland and the Baltics, explains why the German authorities last week suspended for several days the expulsion of Jews from the Reich and re-routed to the Czech Protectorate some of the transports with Jewish deportees, which were on their way to Lodz, Minsk, Riga and Kaunas, he adds.

On January 13, the correspondent reports, 5,000 Jews were transported from Berlin to Poland. Four days later another transport with 5,000 Jewish deportees followed. This necessitated restricting civilian travel on trains for the third time. A twenty-five percent reduction in the normal civilian railway traffic was ordered and the mass-deportation of Jews was resumed, the Swedish journalist reports.

The Berlin correspondent of the Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet reports today that the Nazi authorities announced that Jews who are taken to work in German war industries are not to benefit from the existing Labor Protection Law. Similarly, the regulations with regard to working hours are not to be applied to Jews over 18 years old.

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