Menu JTA Search


  • Nazis Order Deportation of All Jews from Bialystok, Vilna As Spring Offensive Nears

    Unverified reports reaching here today from Nazi-held Poland state that the German military authorities have ordered the deportation of the entire Jewish population of the cities of Bialystok, Vilna, Tarnopol, Dubno and Novogrudek, in preparation for the Spring offensive and because of the fortifications now being constructed in these areas. The Jews of these cities… More ▸

  • Nazis Resume Mass-expulsions of Jews from Polish Towns; More Executions Reported

    Nazi-published newspapers in Poland reaching here today report the resumption of mass-expulsions and executions of Jews in practically every section of the country. In the township of Gora-Kalwarja, the seat of the famous Gerer Rebbe, the entire Jewish population was ordered to leave for the Warsaw ghetto. Only four of the 3,500 Jews there were… More ▸

  • Nazis Execute All Jewish War Prisoners Taken on the Soviet Front

    Jewish soldiers in the Soviet armies are being shot by the German military command when taken prisoner, it was reported by Polish official circles here today. The report states that Jewish soldiers and political commissars of the Red Army are executed as soon as they reach the war prisoners’ camps. Every Russian prisoner, when arriving… More ▸

  • 1,350,000 Jews Confined in Eleven Polish Ghettos

    The Nazi authorities have herded 1,350,000 Jews into 11 ghettos in various parts of occupied Poland, according to figures compiled by Polish Jewish circles here on the basis of official statistics. Many of them were deportees from Germany and German-occupied countries throughout Europe. The Warsaw ghetto was estimated to have within its narrow confines a… More ▸

  • Bialystok Jewish Quarter Completely Destroyed

    Complete destruction of the Jewish quarter in the city of Bialystok was reported today by the Nazi-controlled Polish paper Wieski Polski. This would indicate that the huge ghetto reported set up in Bialystok for all the Jews remaining in the city and its environs, has been erected on the outskirts of the city. Meanwhile information… More ▸

  • 250,000 Jews in Bialystok District to Be Interned in Huge Ghetto

    The Nazi authorities in the district of Bialystok have decided to intern in one huge ghetto all the 250,000 Jews of the district who did not succeed in leaving the territory prior to its occupation by the Nazi armies, it was reliably reported here today. The ghetto into which all the Jews will be driven… More ▸

  • Bialystok District to Be Proclaimed As Part of Reich

    (Continued on reverse side) The entire Bialystok district, including the city of Bialystok where the Nazis have now segregated the Jews in a ghetto, will be incorporated into the Reich as a part of East Prussia, the Nazi press reports. Local administration in this district which was regained from Russia is now being organized along… More ▸