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British Committee Says Famine Rations for Jews in Poland Are Lowest in Nazi-held Lands

The famine regime which the Nazis have introduced for the Jews in occupied Poland is emphasized graphically in a report published here today by the British Famine Relief Committee, showing that the food rations for Jews are the lowest in all Nazi-held countries.

Pointing out that 2,400 calories daily are necessary to maintain health, the Committee informs that the Jews in Poland are allowed only 400 calories. Citing bread as an example, it said that Germans in Poland get 4 1/2 pounds weekly, Poles 2 1/4 and Jews only one pound.

The Dziennik Polski, organ of the Polish Government-in-Exile, today reports that Poles as well as Jews will not be permitted by the Nazis to eat fruit this summer. An order issued by the occupation administration there instructs the population to surrender to the German authorities all fruit as well as mushrooms. Severe penalties are provided for violation of this order.