STOCKHOLM (Apr. 5)
Mass deportation of Jews from Germany, which was suspended about two months ago, was resumed on Passover, according to reports from Berlin published by Swedish newspapers today.
The Berlin correspondents of the Swedish newspapers reported that Jewish families in Germany were given a few hours notice to appear at the railway stations where they were packed into freight cars and transported to Nazi-occupied territory in Eastern Europe. The maximum age of the Jewish deportees was raised to 65 years.
The plan to establish ghettos for Jews within the Reich and in the Czech Protectorate has been abandoned, the Swedish correspondents reported from Berlin. Despite the mobilization of all rolling stock for the Spring offensive, there are enough locomotives and cattle trains available to transport thousands of Jews from Germany, Austrian and the Protectorate to Nazi-occupied Eastern territory, the Swedish journalists write. They add that the present policy of the Nazis is to deport citizen people of mixed blood who previously enjoyed certain privileges under the Nuremberg Laws. The number of such people in the Reich today is estimated at about 1,200,000, including women.
The correspondent of the Stockholm Social Demokraten today reported from Berlin that after April 15 all Jewish households throughout Germany will be forced to display on their doors a black Mogen David on a white background. The correspondent suggests that the now measure is designed to make the public branding of Jews are completes. German Jews, like Jews in all Nazi-dominated territories, are already obliged to wear a yellow Star of David on their outer clothing whenever they appear in the streets.