Nazis Kidnap 4,000 Jewish Children in Warsaw for Farm Labor in the Ukraine
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Nazis Kidnap 4,000 Jewish Children in Warsaw for Farm Labor in the Ukraine

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More than 4,000 Jewish children between 12 and 15 years of age have been rounded up by the Nazis in the Warsaw ghetto and deported for forced labor on farms in the occupied Ukraine, according to reliable reports received here today.

Six hundred children were taken from Jewish orphanages. Others were rounded up in the schools and on the street. All were herded into Gestapo trucks and carried away without even being permitted to see their parents.

The transportation of Jewish children for forced farm labor in the occupied Ukraine is also reported to be taking place in Germany. The Swedish newspaper Social Demokraten reports today from Berlin that the Gestapo has ordered the closing of all Jewish schools in the Reich and that Jewish children, boys as well as girls, are being deported to the Ukraine to work in the fields there. In some cities the children were given only a few hours to say good-bye to their parents and to pack their belongings which must not exceed 25 pounds, the Berlin report said.

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