Gestapo Starts Deportation of Italian Jews to Poland; Yellow Badges Introduced

The deportation of Jews from the German-controlled part of Italy to occupied Poland was started today by the Gestapo, information reaching here from Milan states. The mass-arrests of Jews throughout northern Italy and the anti-Jewish terror there continues, unabated, the report added.

Other information reaching here today states that the puppet Fascist government in northern Italy has decided to introduce yellow badges for Jews and is preparing a decree legalizing the confiscation of Jewish property, and prohibiting Jews to engage in commerce and in trading. In certain districts, Jews are allowed to appear in the streets only during specified hours, and are restricted to the vicinity of their homes.

The official German news agency, Deutsche Nachrichten Bureau, today reported that foreign correspondents were told at a press conference in the Ministry of Propaganda in Berlin that “responsible quarters in Germany have decided to intern all Jews in German-held territories in special camps in order that they may be trained for orderly activities under official supervision.” Jews over 65 years of age will be sent to the Terezin fortress in Czechoslovakia, the official of the Ministry of Propaganda added.

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