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  • 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 ▸

  • Nazis Complete Segregation of Jews in Vilna

    Jews in Vilna are now completely segregated from the rest of the population in a ghetto into which all Jewish businesses have also been transferred, according to the Rheinsch Westfalische Zeitung reaching here today. Ulica Niemiecka, a well known business street which formerly housed most of the Jewish establishments in the city, has been made… More ▸

  • Nazis Decide to Establish Ghetto in Vilna

    Plans to isolate all of the 50,000 Jews of Vilna in a ghetto similar to the ghettos established in Nazi-held Poland have been completed by the Nazi authorities, it was reported here today. The report confirms that the Jews of Latvia may be ordered into the ghetto in Slobodka, a suburb of Kaunas. The Nazis… More ▸