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Reich Jews Seen Living in ‘no-man’s-land’

June 7, 1940
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The diplomatic correspondent of the Manchester Guardian declares that “the systematic destruction of the Jews in the Reich and Poland is even more horrible than the worst Nazi excesses in the past seven years of terrorism.”

“The German Jews are already living in a sort of no-man’s-land between life and death where the rulers hope they will rot into extinction,” the correspondent writes. “Rations allowed to them are smaller than those received by’ Aryans,’ but sufficient to prevent immediate mass starvation.

“Extra amounts of rationed goods, sometimes distributed to the rest, are never allowed to Jews. Foodstuffs and necessaries which are not rationed are seldom offered for sale in Jewish shops. In many parts of the Reich Jewish women are sentenced to imprisonment for the crime of trying to buy fish to eat.

“Pre-war regulations concerning the Jews are still in full force. Jews are forbidden to enter cinemas, make use of public conveyances or own wireless sets. Jewish men, young and old, are made to do forced labor, often of the heaviest kind. During cold weather Jews in many places are forbidden to buy fuel of any kind.”

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