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No More Than Two Jews Allowed to Walk Together in Ghetto Streets in Poland

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An order providing that no more than two Jews may walk together in the ghetto streets has been issued by the Nazi authorities in occupied Poland, according to information reaching here today. Both the Jewish and the non-Jewish police in the ghettos have been instructed to rigidly enforce the order. No exceptions are to be made even for members of the same family.

The number of Jewish marriages in Poland, which averaged 19,000 annually in prewar years, was drastically reduced last year, it is disclosed in data reaching here from Warsaw. Not more than 1,500 Jewish weddings took place in the whole of occupied Poland during 1941. In the city of Warsaw only 150 Jewish marriages were registered in the course of the entire year. No Jewish weddings took place in cities like Kielce, Otwock and others.

The Krakauer Zeitung, which reached here today, reports very favorably on the work of Jewish artisans in the city of Bochnia, the largest town in the Cracow rural district. “Jews are working at present in specially prepared city workshops as tailors, carpenters, basket makers, sewers and brush manufacturers,” the Nazi paper writes, adding that the workers are trained by Jewish master craftsmen. “The working premises are clean and the work well disciplined,” the report states.

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