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Nazis Scheme to Destroy Polish Economy Through Use of Anti-jewish Persecution

The persecution of the Jews in Nazi-held Poland, besides serving Hitler’s anti-Jewish policy, is also calculated with a view of destroying the foundations of Poland’s economic system and reducing the country to one huge agricultural territory producing food for Germany, the Krakauer Zeitung reaching here today declares.

The Nazi paper says that by driving the Jews from important Polish provincial towns, the Nazi administration transforms these towns from trade centers where Jews were the commercial element supplying the peasants of the neighboring agricultural areas with merchandise, into mere villages. The peasants thus become entirely dependent on Germany for manufactured goods.