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Nazis in Holland Tighten Anti-jewish Restrictions Following Deportations

The expulsion of thousands of Jews from Holland by the German occupation authorities has been followed by a tightening up of anti-Jewish restrictions, it is revealed in the Joodsche Weeksblad, official organ of the Amsterdam Jewish community, which reached here today.

Intensifying the curfew restrictions for Jews, who are now compelled to remain at home between the hours of 8 PM and 6 AM, the Nazis have ordered that Jews are forbidden to lean out of windows or stand or sit on balconies that face the street. When Jews are standing near a window, they must display the Mogen David on their outer clothing, the order also specifies. The occupation officials have also announced that Dutch Jews who fail to comply with orders to report to German labor camps will be dealt with by the Gestapo.

The extent of the expulsions of Jews from the provincial towns to the Amsterdam ghetto, where most Jews in the country are being concentrated preparatory to their being deported to Eastern Europe, is indicated in an urgent appeal in the Joodsche Weeksblad from the Jewish Council of Amsterdam, requesting mattresses, sofas and beds for the evacuees.

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