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Nazis Seize Jewish Hospitals in Poland for Use by Wounded Soldiers

July 1, 1941
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All Jewish hospitals in Nazi held Poland, except those located in the ghettos, have been confiscated by the Nazi military authorities for use by the thousands of German soldiers wounded on the German-Soviet battlefield, it was reported here today.

Thousands of Jews and Poles in towns located near the former Soviet-Nazi frontier in Poland were driven overnight from their homes, their dwellings being converted into hospitals and nursing homes for wounded Nazi soldiers. The homeless victims are left in the fields, without food and shelter.

The Soviet air attacks on Lublin and Warsaw have devastated a large number of buildings, it is reported. The report does not specify whether the Jewish ghettos were affected by these raids.

Since the Nazi occupation, the Jews in Poland had developed a large network of hospitals and clinics to combat the various diseases spreading among the Jewish population as result of undernourishment and unsanitary conditions. The confiscation of these institutions and their equipment leaves thousands of Jews without any medical and sanitary relief.

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