800 More Jews Deported from Berlin to Poland; Jewish Emigration Office Closed
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800 More Jews Deported from Berlin to Poland; Jewish Emigration Office Closed

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Another 800 Jews were deported yesterday from Berlin to the Pinsk swamps in Poland according to reports from Germany published in the Swedish newspapers today. The same reports state that the Jewish Emigration Office in Berlin was closed down by the Gestapo without any explanation.

The Berlin correspondent of the Tidningen reveals that more than 3,000 Jews have been evicted from their homes in the East End section of Berlin and their apartments have been taken over by Nazi officials, Those evicted Jews who have not yet been deported to Poland are being housed with the Jews living in the ghetto section of the city, which centers around Grenadierstrasse. Two synagogues in that section are filled with evicted Jewish families, all of whom have been deprived of their ration cards and live on soup and breed provided by the Jewish community.

The Berlin correspondent of the Social Demokraten reports that the expulsion of the Jews from Germany to Poland is coupled with increased anti-Jewish propaganda which aims “to explain” to the apparently dissatisfied Germans why the Nazi regime has decided to clear the Reich of Jews. The Nazi party in Berlin, the correspondent states, is distributing a pamphlet, the cover of which is printed in black, red and yellow colors. “When you see a yellow star worn by the Jews, then think of the following crimes committed by them,” the introduction to the pamphlet reads. It then goes on to enumerate the “Jewish crimes” as being: inflation, spiritual poisoning and moral destruction of the German people, and “the aim to annihilate eighty million diligent, decent Germans.” The correspondent adds that the 800 Jews who were deported yesterday were not permitted to take along with them any knives for fear that they might commit suicide in the cattle trains in which they were transported. They were, however, given one pair of clippers for hair-cutting.

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