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  • Ghettos in Number of Towns Liquidated As Jews Are Exterminated

    The ghettos in the towns of Palencia, Rembertow. Nowy-Dwor, Kaluszyn, Minsk Mazowieck were “liquidated” by the local Nazi authorities as the entire Jewish population there was either killed or deported to the “exterminating camps.” In the cities of Vilna, Lwow, Stanislawow, Tarnopol, Stryj enly a small number of Jews remain. In Warsaw, 6,000 Jews were… More ▸

  • Vilna Reported “judenrein”; Last 14,000 Jews “disappear” from Ghetto

    The city of Vilna, where Jews have been living since the 14th century, is now completely “judenrein,” according to a report published today in Die Nation, a Swiss publication. The last 14,000 Jews who were permitted to remain in the Vilna ghetto – because the German considered them “useful elements” – after the Nazi massacre… More ▸

  • Nazis Massacre 700,000 Polish Jews; Thousands Executed in Mobile Gas Chambers

    More than 700,000 Polish Jews – a third of the entire Jewish population – have been massacred by the Nazis in Poland since last summer, it was charged in a detailed report received here today through underground channels by Samuel Zygelbaum, Jewish member of the Polish National Council. Thousands of these victims were killed by… More ▸

  • 60,000 Jews Executed in Vilna Last Month in Continuous Two-week Pogrom

    More than three-quarters of the 80,000 Jews who remained in Vilna under Nazi occupation were executed last month in a mass-slaughter which has no equal in Jewish history, according to an eye-witness who succeeded in escaping from Vilna on May 24, and reached Sweden yesterday. Interviewed by correspondents of American, British and other newspapers, the… More ▸

  • Nazis Establish New Ghetto in Vilna District; Order Jews to Forced Labor

    The establishment of a ghetto for the Jewish population in Swir, a town in the Vilna district, and the mobilization of all able-bodied Jews there for forced labor was ordered by the local Nazi occupation authorities, according to a report published in the Deutsche Zeitung im Ostland which reached here today. More ▸

  • Nazis Execute Thousands of Jews in Kaunas and Vilna Districts

    Reliable information reaching here today from Nazi-occupied Lithuania reveals that mass-executions of Jews are taking place in practically every town in the Kaunas and Vilna districts. More than 10,000 Jews have been massacred by the Nazi authorities in five towns alone, the report discloses. In the town of Shavli, the report states, approximately 7,000 Jews… More ▸

  • Nazis Hang Three Jews, One Karaite in Vilna for Leaving Ghetto

    Three Jews and one Karaite were hanged by the Nazi authorities in a suburb of Vilna for leaving the Vilna ghetto, according to information reaching the Polish Government here today. The Nazis consider the Karaites to be Jews. Other reports state that two peasants in Nazi-occupied White Russia were sentenced to ten years imprisonment each… More ▸

  • Nazis Close Down One of Vilna Ghettos; Move Inhabitants to Suburb

    One of the two ghettos in Vilna has been “liquidated” by order of the Nazi authorities there and its Jewish inhabitants have been ordered to move to the already over-crowded ghetto in Baksht, a suburb of the city, according to a report appearing in the Deutsche Zeitung, which the Nazis publish in Vilna. The German… More ▸

  • Nazis Impose Collective Responsibility on Jewish Artisans in Poland

    A list of trades in which Jews are permitted to work was published by the Nazi authorities in Poland where the Nazi administrators are now organizing collective workshops in the ghettos, making each worker responsible for the entire output, it was reported in Polish official circles here today. The trades in which Jews may engage… More ▸