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Japanese Newspaper Urges Internment of Shanghai Jews in Ghetto

Creation of a ghetto to hold all the Jews in Japanese-held Shanghai is urged in an unnamed Japanese newspaper quoted today by the Rome radio. Before Pearl Harbor there were an estimated 20,000 Jewish refugees in Shanghai and several thousand other Jews.

The Japanese paper, as quoted by the Italian broadcaster, stated that interning the Jews in a ghetto is necessary “in order to prevent the Chinese from being exploited by the Jews.”