Nazi Labor Front Takes over Supervision of 60,000 Jewish Workers in Warsaw Ghetto
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Nazi Labor Front Takes over Supervision of 60,000 Jewish Workers in Warsaw Ghetto

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The Nazi Labor Front, the organization which supervises the labor system in the Reich, has assumed complete control of the 60,000 Jews in the Warsaw ghetto who are compelled to work for German industrial firms, it was reported here today from occupied Poland.

A staff of three Nazi directors and 60 assistants has been ordered by the Labor Front headquarters in Berlin to proceed to Warsaw and assume supervision over the factories in which Jewish laborers are employed. The Jews working in these factories, mostly tailors, shoemakers, furries and tinsmiths, are now compelled to work twelve hours a day receiving a small remuneration, of which one-fourth is paid in food and the remainder in cash.

The Nazi labor Front intends to introduce the same system for Jewish laborers in all ghettos throughout Poland, the report said. In the meantime, they have permitted full resumption of work on the Hechalutz farm in Grochow, near Warsaw. This farm has been closed down since the Nazis established the Warsaw ghetto and drove all the Chalutzim from Grochow into the ghetto. For months the Chalutzim, despite threats of severs punishment, repeatedly returned to the Grochow farm until the Nazis permitted them to continue their work there on condition that they return each evening to the Warsaw ghetto. Under the new arrangement, the Jewish farm-workers will now be permitted to live in Grochow provided that they don’t leave the grounds of the farm. A Nazi commissar has been appointed to prevent any violation of the rules set by the Gestapo.


The “Svenska Dagbladet” reports today that on April 20 the last group of Jews were expelled from Lublin proper into the ghettos which the Nazi authorities have established on the outskirts of the city. Simultaneously, the Nazis liquidated the Yeshivat Chachmei Lublin, the greatest Jewish orthodox theological seminary in the world, and confiscated the famous library there which had 12,000 rare volumes.

In Cracow the Gestapo arrested six Jews after discovering a secret printing plant where songs were printed praising England and hailing the Polish armed forces in Scotland.

The expulsion of all Jews from the Polish city of Kazmiersz is reported in the press here today. The Nazis permitted only a few Jews to temporarily remain in the city as specialists, the report says.

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