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18,000 Jews in Barbed Wire Ghetto in Brest-litovsk; Used for Forced Labor

August 3, 1942
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Eighteen thousand Jews are confined in a barbed-wire ghetto in the German-occupied town of Brest-Litovsk, according to the correspondent of the Berliner Boersen Zeitung. Copies of the newspaper received here today prominently display this correspondent’s dispatch which seeks to give the impression that the Jews are being well-treated.

The ghetto, he reports, is separated from the rest of the town by a high barbed-wire fence and the Jews are forbidden to have any contact with the 32,000 other residents of the town. They have their own civil and police administration, he asserts, and a huge communal kitchen has been installed where the evening meal of all the ghetto residents is prepared.

Daily, he adds, there is a procession of male Jews, under guard, through the town to an outlying district where they are engaged in “Collective Work.” On the breast and back of every Jew, he adds, a large yellow circular patch has been affixed.

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