BERN (Sep. 25)
The several thousand Jews who are still permitted to reside in Berlin are “walking corpses,” a Hungarian eye-witness who left Berlin a few days ago reports in the Swiss press today. He states that the situation of the Jews there is becoming worse from day to day.
“Though Jews are formally allowed to do their shopping between 4 and 5 in the afternoon, owners of grocery stores have been secretly instructed not to sell them anything,” the Hungarian observer stated. “When I passed a Jew in the street, I could almost hear his bones rattling. One can now recognize a Jew in Berlin not only by the yellow insignia which he must wear, but also by his very pale face. The majority of the Jews still in Berlin are elderly women whose husbands and sons have been deported to Eastern territory.”
The Berlin radio today reported that Jews in Bulgaria who fail to wear a yellow Mogen David will be punished by three years imprisonment and a maximum fine of 100,000 leva, approximately $1,250 at the pre-war rate of exchange.