More than 40,000 Ukrainians, members of nationalistic and anti-Semitic organizations, are ready to enter the Soviet Ukraine as units assigned by Hitler “to mop up the remnants of the Jews and Communists” in cities expected to be occupied by the Nazi army in the Ukraine, it was reported here today.
The majority of these Ukrainians were recruited in Slovakia and Germany, where their leaders have been trained for many months under special Nazi supervision. Many have also arrived from Rome, where an organization of Ukrainian Fascists had been organized shortly before the outbreak of the war in 1939.
Reports from Germany reveal that the Nazi military authorities are segregating Soviet Jewish war prisoners from non-Jewish. It is believed that the Nazis intend to intern the Jewish prisoners in separate camps.
Simultaneously it was reported that in Nazi-held Poland regulations have been issued requiring that funerals in towns where the Jewish cemeteries are outside the ghettos must take place between 5 and 7 a.m. No more than fifty mourners may attend any funeral. They must be accompanied by Jewish police and other officials responsible for their prompt return to the ghetto and for good order during the services.
In Germany, the police are reported to have raided Jewish schools in order to establish whether Jewish children have fruit with their provisions. Sale of fruit to Jews is prohibited in the Reich. Jews were also notified that if an “Aryan” wishes to move into a flat occupied by a Jewish family, the latter must vacate the flat within 14 days. The dwelling is to be disinfected and renovated at the expense of the Jews.
In Nazi-controlled Croatia, an order has been issued prohibiting Jews from bathing along the shores of the river Sava. Jews were also ordered to submit their cameras to the police.
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