All Jews Expelled from Kutno; Nazis Forbid Cracow Jews to Use Electric Lights

All the Jews have been expelled from the Polish town of Kutno, birthplace of the famous Yiddish novelist Sholom Asch, it is reported in the Litzmannstaedter Zeitung, published by the Nazis in Lodz, which reached here today. The Nazi newspaper reports that a celebration was held in Kutno this week to mark the ousting of the last Jew from the town, which before the war had a large Jewish population.

An order curbing the use of electric light by Jews and Poles in Cracow has been issued by the local Nazi authorities, according to other information reaching here today from Poland. Electric light has been cut off in the Jewish ghetto in Warsaw for several months.

Generally increased anti-Jewish restrictions are expected in Poland as a result of a visit paid to Cracow this month by Heinrich Himmler, chief of the Gestapo. The purpose of Himmler’s trip to Poland is reported here to be ”the intensification of the security services in order to eliminate any possible menace to the rear of the German armies after launching the Spring offensive on the Soviet front.”

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