STOCKHOLM (Jun. 11)
Anti-Jewish terror in Axis-occupied Balkan countries is continuing unabated, according to reports from Germany published in the Swedish press today.
In the city of Osijek, Yugoslavia, the Nazi occupation authorities ordered all Jewish men aged 15 to 55, as well as all unmarried Jewish women over 14 years of age, to perform forced labor without pay on the construction of a “ghetto colony” for themselves and for other Jews from occupied Yugoslavia who will be confined there. The Jews in this settlement will be permitted to do agricultural and handicraft work, but will not be allowed to leave the territory or to communicate with the population outside of the colony.
The Svenska Dagbladet reports from Berlin that Jews in Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, have been ordered to vacate their apartments and live collectively in communal houses. The Berlin report estimates that 1,000 Jewish apartments will become available “for relieving the housing shortage” as a result of this measure.
In the Nazi puppet-state of Croatia the municipal authorities adopted a decision to seize all Jewish stores in the city of Dolnje-Mehmljac.