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  • Jewish Workers Arrested in Lodz for Striking Against Insufficient Bread Rations

    Sixty-five Jewish weavers were arrested by the Nazi administration in Lodz and sent to a concentration camp as punishment for their participation in a strike against insufficient bread rations, Polish Government circles reported here today. Reports reaching the Polish Government here from occupied Poland state that there are now 150,000 Jews crowded into the Lodz… More ▸

  • No More Than Two Jews Allowed to Walk Together in Ghetto Streets in Poland

    An order providing that no more than two Jews may walk together in the ghetto streets has been issued by the Nazi authorities in occupied Poland, according to information reaching here today. Both the Jewish and the non-Jewish police in the ghettos have been instructed to rigidly enforce the order. No exceptions are to be… More ▸

  • All Jews Expelled from Zgierz; Nazis Introduce Ghetto for Jews in Rovno

    The expulsion of all Jews from the Polish industrial city of Zgierz near Lodz, and the segregation of all Jews in the city of Rovno, Wolhynia, in a ghetto is reported in news reaching here today from Nazi-occupied Poland. The Nazi paper Litzmennstadter Zeitung which reports the Jewish expulsion from Zgierz adds that the ghetto… More ▸

  • Seven Jews Executed in Kielce for Leaving Ghetto

    Seven Jews have been executed by the Nazis in the Polish city of Kielce for leaving the ghetto without permission, it is reported in the Goniec Krakowski, reaching here today. These executions bring to 34 the number of Polish Jewish men and women known to have been hanged when caught outside the ghetto walls. In… More ▸

  • Nazi Place Jews on Army Trains to Prevent Blowing Up of Military Transports

    Anxious to reduce the ever-increasing sabotage against the German army in occupied Poland, Nazi authorities there are now placing groups of Jews and Poles on trains carrying troops and war material, in the hope that this will prevent Jewish and Polish guerrillas from blowing up the trains, it was reliably reported here today. Reports reaching… 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 ▸

  • Insanity, Disease Decimating Residents of Cracow Ghetto

    Insanity and disease are decimating the 11,000 residents of the Cracow ghetto, located in the Podgorze section of the city, it is reported in the Krakauer Zeitung, organ of Dr. Hans Franck, Nazi governor of the Government-General section of Poland, which reached here today. The Cracow Jewish residents, the German paper discloses, who are forced… More ▸

  • Need for Jewish Labor Causes Abandonment of Lwow Ghetto Plan

    The German plan to set up a huge Jewish ghetto in Lwow has been abandoned because of the Reich’s desperate need for utilizing all possible productive facilities, including Jewish labor, it was disclosed in Polish papers reaching here today. A decree just drafted by the district governor of the Lwow area, the papers report, provides… More ▸

  • 200 Jews Reported Dying Monthly in Warsaw Ghetto from Epidemics

    Two thousand Jews are dying every month in the Warsaw ghetto as epidemics of cholera and typhus rage in the overcrowded unsanitary quarters in which as many as one thousand Jews live in one building it is reported in the Gazeta Zydowska, reaching here today from Poland. Contagious disease hospitals for the Jews, where precautions… More ▸