Krakow

  • 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 ▸

  • Thousands of Jews Killed by Nazi Bombs in Zhitomir and Berditchev

    Thousands of Jews are reported killed by Nazi bombs in Zhitomir and Berditchev, two cities in the Soviet Ukraine thickly populated with Jews, which were mercilessly hammered today by the German air forces. At the same time the Aftonbladet, a pro-Nazi newspaper published here, reports today from Berlin that “there is no longer any Jewish… More ▸

  • Germans to Get Jews’ Stores in Cracow

    The Nazi governor of the Cracow district of Poland has ordered Jewish merchants moving into the ghetto to leave three-quarters of their stocks on their old premises, which will be turned over to Germans, it was reported here today. More ▸