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2,000,000 Jews in Occupied Poland, Nazi Data Claims; New Restrictions Proclaimed

Official data published by the German authorities in Nazi-held Poland reveals that there are at present 2,000,000 Jews in the territory know as the Government General and that they constitute 11 1/2 per cent of the entire population there.

The figures are given in a German statistical handbook reaching here today from Cracow. The Krekauer Zeitung, a Nazi newspaper from the same city which was also received here today, discloses that the German military command in Poland has issued an order which makes it more difficult to send letters from an occupied country to relatives abroad. The order provides that each sender must appear at the post office in person with identity papers. No stamps are to be affixed to the letters, since the postage must be paid in cash at the post office. The death penalty is provided for violations of the new postal regulations which are aimed at preventing information from leaking out concerning conditions in the occupied countries.

The Gestapo in Poland has issued an order forbidding Jews in provincial towns to extinguish burning buildings without special permission of Gestapo officials. The order is necessary because Jews took advantage of the commotion during fires to escape from the ghettos, a report in Nazi newspapers reaching here today from Germany states.