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Nazis Confiscate Food Parcels Sent to Jews, Evidence Shows

Evidence that the German authorities are confiscating food parcels sent by relatives abroad to Jews in Nazi-held territories is published in the local newspapers today.

A Jewish refugee from Germany now living in Sweden lodged a complaint with a Swedish bank through which he sent a parcel to a relative known to be held by the Nazis in the fortress city of Therezin, in the Czech Protectorate. The bank, which deals with a German export-import firm, Heinrich Schmidt in Hamburg, received an “explanation” from the latter, the text of which, as published in the press here, reads:

“Investigations regarding the parcel show that the consignment has been confiscated by the German authorities because the addressee was not an ‘Aryan.’ It is hopeless to negotiate for any compensation.”