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  • 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 ▸

  • Correspondent Describes Jewish Ghetto in Warsaw Dispatch

    The first comprehensive on-the-spot description of the Jewish ghetto in Warsaw is given by Demaree Bess in a wirelessed article from the former Polish capital published in the current Saturday Evening Post. The idea for the ghetto, the dispatch said, originated with Reichsamtsleiter Schoen, who told Bess that its aim was to segregate the Jewish… More ▸

  • Nazis Curb Communications with Cracow Ghetto

    Restrictions on communication with the ghetto, similar to those in effect in Warsaw, have been introduced in Cracow, Polish official circles here reported today. Entrance to the Cracow ghetto is restricted to holders of special passes, which are granted only in exceptional cases. Persons who communicate illegally with ghetto residents are subject to a fine… More ▸

  • Cracow Jews Ordered to Give Up Homes

    Jews ordered to move into the Cracow ghetto must turnover their former homes in good order to the official caretaker, according to a decree of Governor Waechter published in the Krakauer Zeitung. Violation will be punished by immediate expulsion from the Cracow area. Permission for a number of Jews to remain in the ghetto instead… More ▸

  • 3 Jews Take Lives in Cracow; 17 Jailed in Lodz for Bringing Food into Ghetto

    Three old Jews, including a former clerk of the Cracow Jewish community, have committed suicide by coal gas in Cracow, the Nazi newspaper Goniec Krakowski reports. According to the Litzmannstaedter Zeitung, 17 Jews and Poles in Lodz were sentenced by a special court to terms at hard labor ranging between two and seven years for… More ▸