Leland B. Morris on forced labor being imposed on male Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto in 1941



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It is learned from Warsaw that many of the Jews among the 450,000 in the ghetto there are shortly to be placed in concentration camps in country districts where they will be forced to work on highway, land and forest improvement projects. Public notices have been posted asking for young Poles to volunteer for special police units to guard these camps and working parties. The use of Jewish labor on these projects will release the equivalent amount of Polish labor for employment in the Reich as agricultural and industrial workers.


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