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Anti-semitism Forces Two Jewish Communities in Poland to Move to Lower Silesia

The Jewish community of Miedzynzec, southeast of Warsaw, has decided to leave the district in view of the repeated attacks on Jews. More than 100 families will be transferred from the town to Lower Silesia.

The same situation is true in Radom, which is near-by, and it is believed that the Jews there will also have to be transferred to Silesia shortly.

All of the 40 Jewish families living in Bedzin, southwest of Warsaw on the former German border, have received threatening letters ordering them to leave Poland. The letters were signed “NSZ,” the initials of the pro-Anders’ Home Army. They were informed the letters would provide them with safe conduct, and they were told they could take their money and possessions with them.

Three Gestapo agents responsible for killing and torturing thousands of Jews were publicly hanged in the courtyard of Poznan prison, it was reported today. The archives of the Jewish Fire Brigade of the Warsaw Ghetto, which were secretly buried, have been discovered through the efforts of the Jewish Historical Commission. They contain a large number of documents, complete sets of “Ghetto money,” and valuable photographs of Jewish life under the German occupation.

Five restaurant owners have been sentenced to three months at forced labor for selling liquor on the day of the Kielce pogrom. The sentences were ordered by a special “penal commission,” which also sentenced another man to six months at hard labor for offering drinks to the pogromists.

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