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  • Crippling of Cracow’s Economy Slows Down Expulsion of Jews

    The Nazi plan to expel the entire Jewish population from Cracow has struck another snag, according to reports reaching Geneva from Nazi-occupied Poland. Determined to make the capital of the Government-General “judenreim” the Nazi administration has renewed its efforts to replace Jews in factories and in artisanship with Germans repatriated from Soviet Russia and the… More ▸

  • Jewish Savings Banks Closed

    All Jewish savings banks in the Government-General area of Poland have been closed by the Nazi authorities supervising banking enterprises, the Krakauer Zeitung, Nazi newspaper in Poland, reports. It is expected that a restricted number of Jewish savings banks will be permitted to resume activity, the paper says. Meanwhile, opening in Rzeszow of the first… More ▸

  • Warsaw Ghetto Expanded by Nazis

    The ghetto area of Warsaw, Poland, has been considerably enlarged by the Nazi authorities, and now includes part of Marszalkowska Street, the Gazeta Zydowska, only Jewish newspaper in Nazi-occupied territory, reported today. The newspaper also reported that the Nazis had again postponed the date for evacuation of Jews from Cracow. mark in poor working class… More ▸

  • New Curbs on Polish Jews Imposed by Nazis; Cracow Homes Seized

    A sweeping new ordinance governing the activities of Jews has been issued by the Nazi authorities in Cracow, capital of rump Poland, according to information reaching Polish official circles here today. The ordinance provides: (1) All Jews must shave off their beards; (2) no Jew is permitted to enter an "Aryan" restaurant or cafe; (3)… More ▸

  • 30-40 Lodz Jews Executed Every Thursday to Ease Prison Crowding

    Between 30 and 40 Jews are executed every Thursday by the Nazis in Lodz, largest Reich-annexed city in Poland, it was reliably learned here today. The executions, designed to make room in the inhumanly overcrowded jails for more prisoners, are carried out in the small Lodz suburb of Beldow. The victims are selected almost at… More ▸

  • Epidemics Cause Indefinite Suspension of Ghetto Order

    Spread of epidemics in Warsaw, it was reported here today, has resulted in indefinite suspension of the order under which the 500,000 Jews were to be concentrated in two narrow sections of the former Polish capital. Jews who have already moved into the ghetto districts, however, will not be allowed to return to their former… More ▸

  • Four Refugee Streams Converge in Krakow

    New details of the terror, disorder and misery in German-occupied Poland — particularly in Krakow, which has become the converging point for four streams of humanity — were furnished here today by a refugee newly-arrived from the area. Complete disorder reigns in the German zone. The military command, civil authorities and the police rival one… More ▸

  • Nazi Paper Warns Germans Not to Share Food with Jews

    Stern measures to punish the sharing of food by Germans with Jews in the Reich are threatened by the Vienna edition of Chancellor Hitler’s Voelkischer Beobachter, chief organ of the Nazi party, copies of which were received today through neutral countries. The paper discusses, in a lengthy article, the question of how Jews still manage… More ▸

  • Wilno U. Introduces Segregation; Disorders in Lwow

    THE ANTI-JEWISH MOVEMENT GAINED HEADWAY IN POLISH UNIVERSITIES WITH ADDITION OF WILNO TO THOSE INSTITUTING “GHETTO” BENCHES FOR JEWISH STUDENTS AND THE CLOSING DOWN OF COLLEGES IN LWOW FOR DISORDERS ARISING FROM EFFORTS OF NATIONALISTS TO OBTAIN SEGREGATION FOR JEWS THERE. AT THE SAME TIME, NATIONALISTS IN CRACOW PROCLAIMED AN ANTI-JEWISH BOYCOTT WEEK WITH THE… More ▸

  • Cracow U. to Introduce “ghetto” Benches; Wawelberg Students Still Barred

    CRACOW UNIVERSITY TODAY JOINED UNIVERSITIES IN WARSAW, POZNAN AND WILNO IN DECREEING “GHETTO” BENCHES FOR USE OF JEWISH STUDENTS. THE UNIVERSITY’S RECTOR, FOLLOWING REPEATED DISORDERS ARISING FROM EFFORTS OF NATIONALIST STUDENTS TO FORCE SEGREGATION OF JEWS AND AFTER A DELEGATION HAD CALLED ON HIM WITH A REQUEST THAT THE BENCHES BE INSTITUTED, ANNOUNCED THE SYSTEM… More ▸