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Swedish Traveller Sees Long Columns of Polish Jews Being Led to Forced Labor

December 28, 1942
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Long columns of Jews being taken for forced labor can be seen on the roads in most sections of Poland although the number of Jews in the country is dwindling steadily, it is reported by the newspaper Dagens Nyheter in an interview with a traveller recently returned from Poland.

Reporting on the widespread poverty and lack of commodities in the country, the Swedish traveller stated that the greatest poverty is to be found in Bialystok, which formerly had a very large Jewish population. He confirmed reports that although Jews from western Europe continue to be deported to Poland, the total number of Jews there is constantly decreasing.

The newspaper Svenska Morgonbladet publishes an interview with a Swede recently returned from Berlin, who states that “it is noticeable that the people are beginning to react more openly against persecution of the Jews.”

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