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Nearly 1,000 Jews Killed Daily in Lodz Ghetto, Moscow Correspondent Reports

Eight-hundred to 1,000 Jews were being killed daily in the Lodz ghetto by the Germans at one period, it is reported today in a dispatch from Lodz appearing in Izvestia, official newspaper of the Soviet Government.

The Izvestia correspondent also reports the indignation of a Red Army unit in the province of Poznan which discovered that the streets of a small town it had captured were paved with tombstones taken from Jewish cemeteries. He reports that a special company of German soldiers was assigned to the task of seizing the grave stones and using them for paving blocks.

The Lodz ghetto, the correspondent writes, was different from the others in Poland in that it had large textile works, a railroad station, street car lines, its own newspaper called the “Ghetto Zeitung,” and printed its own money and stamps.

The Lublin radio today broadcast an order by the Commander-in-Chief of the Polish Army creating a Jewish chaplains corps. Rabbi David Kahane has been named Chief Chaplain with the rank of major.