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  • Nazis Massacre 700,000 Polish Jews; Thousands Executed in Mobile Gas Chambers

    More than 700,000 Polish Jews – a third of the entire Jewish population – have been massacred by the Nazis in Poland since last summer, it was charged in a detailed report received here today through underground channels by Samuel Zygelbaum, Jewish member of the Polish National Council. Thousands of these victims were killed by… More ▸

  • $100,000,000 Worth of Jewish Property Removed from Warsaw to Germany

    Provisional estimates received here today from Nazi-occupied Poland establish that Jewish moveable property valued between $100,000,000 and $120,000,000 has been confiscated by the Nazis in Warsaw and removed to Germany. This includes merchandise, machinery, foodstuff, clothing and other valuables. The Krakiwski Wisti, a Nazi newspaper in the Ukrainian language, which reached here today from Cracow,… More ▸

  • Nazis Establish “Jewish Reservation” in Galicia for Hungarian, Slovakian Jews

    A "Jewish reservation" is now being created in Nazi-occupied Galicia, near Lwow, according to the pro-Nazi Ukrainian newspapers which reached here today from Cracow. The papers report that Jews from Hungary and Slovakia are already being sent into this "reservation" and that the Jews from various parts of Southern Poland will also be expelled to… More ▸

  • All Jews Expelled from Kutno; Nazis Forbid Cracow Jews to Use Electric Lights

    All the Jews have been expelled from the Polish town of Kutno, birthplace of the famous Yiddish novelist Sholom Asch, it is reported in the Litzmannstaedter Zeitung, published by the Nazis in Lodz, which reached here today. The Nazi newspaper reports that a celebration was held in Kutno this week to mark the ousting of… More ▸

  • Lublin Ghettos Closed for New Deportees; New Ghetto Opened in Sambor

    The two Jewish ghettos in Lublin, Nazi-held Poland, will no longer accept Jewish deportees, it was officially announced by local Nazi authorities, according to information reaching here today. The announcement explained that there is no more room in the ghettos for newcomers since thousands have already been jammed into all available living quarters in segregated… More ▸

  • All Jews in Pietrkow Will Be Confined in Ghetto Cut off from World, B Y March 31

    All Jews in Pietrkow in western Poland will be confined in the ghetto which the Nazi occupation authorities have established there, by March 31, which has been set as the deadlines for the “final cutting – off of the Pietrkow ghetto from the outside world,” according to the Coniec Krakowski, published by the Germans in… More ▸

  • Desperate Food Shortage in Baltic Ghettos; Jews Sell Last Valuables for Bread

    The desperate shortage of food among the Jews confined in the ghettos in the Baltic countries has driven them to trade their last valuables to non-Jews for bread, despite the severe penalties provided for illegal intercourse between residents of the ghetto and persons outside. A story appearing in the Deutsche Zeitung im Ostland, Nazi paper… More ▸

  • Nazis Recall Jewish Scientists from Ghetto to Develop Anti-typhus Vaccine

    Several Jewish scientists, specialists in the development of anti-typhus vaccines, have been taken from the Polish ghettos to work in the famous laboratories of Dr. Rudolph Stefan Weigl, at Lwow University, which have been worked under Dr. Weigl, who was the developer of an effective anti-typhus serum, before the Nazi invasion of Poland. The extent… More ▸