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Deportation of Jews from Reich Halted; Famine, Disease Sweeping Riga Ghetto

Deportation of Jews from Germany to Eastern Poland and the Baltic states has been stopped because of the inability of the Nazi authorities to secure sufficient transportation facilities, and also because the Polish and Baltic ghettos are overcrowded to the point where it is virtually impossible to jam any more people into them, it was learned today by Polish circles here.

According to the information reaching here, about 40,000 German Jews have already been deported from the Reich to Poland, including 11,000 from Berlin alone. Conditions in the ghetto set up in Riga rival or surpass the Warsaw ghetto, these reports state, with famine and epidemic decimating the thousands of Jews confined there.