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  • 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 ▸

  • 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 ▸