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Typhoid is “endemic Jewish Disease,” Nazis Say in Issuing Warsaw Ghetto Rules

January 8, 1941
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New traffic regulations for Warsaw street cars and busses are announced in the Warschauer Zeitung, Nazi organ in Poland.

Street cars and busses marked “Aryans Only” may no longer stop to take on or discharge passengers in the Jewish reservations of the city. Street cars and busses marked “Jews Only” may no longer make any stops in the non-Jewish sections of the city.

Where it is necessary for street cars or busses of either category to stop on the heavily guarded boundaries of the Jewish reservations, special double platforms have been constructed, one for Jews and one for Gentiles. Jewish street cars or busses must be emptied of Jewish passengers before they emerge from a Jewish reservation into a non-Jewish district.

All these measures have been taken, the Warschauer Zeitung explains, “to avoid any possible danger to the health of the non-Jewish population by coming in contact with Jews.”

As the same newspaper recently explained, announcing the introduction of the special Jewish streetcars and busses, Jews have been found by the Nazi authorities to be “typhus carriers.” The disease, the paper added, has been found to be “endemic among members of the Jewish race.”

Jews have been forbidden to enter the central post-office of Cracow, according to the Zeitung. The only post-office they will be permitted to enter in the future is Branch No. 14, in the suburb of Podgorze.

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