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No More Ghettos in Latvia; All Jews, with Few Exceptions, Executed

There are no more ghettos in Latvia, since practically all Jews there have been executed by the Nazis, a traveller reaching here from Riga told the newspaper Aftontidningen today.

“The few Jews whose lives have been spared are those that Germany needs for its industry, but even they are dying a slow death of starvation, since their food rations are very meager,” the Swedish paper quotes the traveller as stating.

“All along the roads near Riga, Zepnekals and Birkenieki there are endless mass graves of executed Jews,” the paper continues. “There have also been cases of non-Jews massacred by the Nazis in retaliation for hiding out Jewish friends or refusing to divorce their Jewish wives.”