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Hundreds of Towns in Poland Made “judenrein,” Nazi Government Reports

December 24, 1942
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Hundreds of towns, large and small, have been made “judenrein” by the Nazis in occupied Poland during the last few months, it is disclosed in an official report published by the Nazi government in Berlin newspapers which reached here today.

The report, issued by the Secretary of State for Security in the Government General, reveals that the huge ghettos in Radom and in Lublin have been abolished because not a single Jews remains in those cities, where tons of thousands resided during the first months of the Nazi occupation, in addition to the Jews from Germany and other Nazi-held countries who were deported to the Lublin ghetto by the thousands.

The Warsaw ghetto is now the only ghetto left in Central Poland, in addition to twelve ghettos in Galicia, the report states. Jews are also permitted to live in 42 smaller townships of which twenty-five are in Galicia. Until the Nazi occupation, Jews in Poland were living in about 700 cities and townships.

The official Nazi report says that until recently Jews were permitted to live in the Warsaw, Lublin, Radom, Cracow districts and in the East Galician district. At present, the report reveals, Jews in the Warsaw district can reside in the Warsaw ghetto and in five townships of the district only. These are designated as “Jewish townships” and the Jewish population there is not allowed to maintain any contact with the non-Jews.

In the Lublin district, the report continues, there are no more ghettos, but Jews are still scattered in a number of “Jewish townships.” The same situation prevails in the Radom district. All ghettos were abolished after the deportation of most of the Jews from there. Those Jews who still remain are held in four “Jewish townships,” Sandomierz, Szydlowiec, Radomsko and Ujazd. In the Cracow district Jews are isolated in the Cracow ghetto and in the four “Jewish townships,” Przemysl, Rzseszow, Tarnow and Bochnia.

The largest number of Jewish ghettos is in Galicia, the report points out. In addition to the Cracow ghetto there are also 11 ghettos in the East-Galician cities of Lwow, Tarnopol, Stanislawow, Zloczow, Rawa-Russka, Brzezany, Czortkow, Stryj, Drohobycz, Sambor and Boryslaw. The “Jewish townships” in Eastern Galicia are enumerated in the report as follows: Bobrka, Jaryscow, Nowygrodek, Rudki, Jaworow, Lubaczow, Buskow, Sokal, Bukazowec, Podhajce, Rohatyn, Skalat, Trembowla, Zborow, Zbaraz, Bucacz, Borszcow, Kopyczynce and Tloste.

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