Decrees Directed Against the Jews of Warsaw
|Oct. 12, 1939
||Jews cannot withdraw deposits, securities, cash or
gold from the banks, and are limited to withdrawals of 200 zlotys
per week. A Jewish family cannot possess more than 2,000 zlotys
|Oct. 21, 1939
||Jews may not deal in textiles or processed leathers.
|Oct. 22, 1939
||Jews may not own radios or enter movie theaters. Jewish teachers
may not teach in Polish schools.
|Nov. 15, 1939
||Jewish women may not engage in prostitution.
|Nov. 17, 1939
||A curfew imposed on all Jews in Warsaw
from five o'clock.
|Dec. 1, 1939
||Jews from the age of 12 must wear an armband with a blue Star
of David. A Star of David must be pasted on all Jewish-owned
|Dec. 3, 1939
||Jews may not enter the central post office.
|Dec. 5, 1939
||All Jewish schools and educational institutions are closed.
|Dec. 22, 1939
||Jews may not use Polish porters and may not own telephones.
|Dec. 23, 1939
||All Jews must declare all the property in their possession or
|Jan. 14, 1940
||All Jews between the ages of 12 and 60 are sent to camps for re-education.
|Jan. 24, 1940
||All synagogues and
houses of worship in Warsaw
|Feb. 10, 1940
||Jews may not travel by train between cities in Poland.
|Apr. 7, 1940
||Jews may not open bookstores.
|July 6, 1940
||Jews may not mail letters abroad.
|July 8, 1940
||All Jewish-owned printing shops are closed.
|July 29, 1940
||Jews may not enter parks, municipal areas and specified streets
in the center of Warsaw and may not sit on public benches.
|Aug. 22, 1940
||Jewish peddlers and merchants may not purchase goods in neighboring
|Aug. 27, 1940
||Jews may not own bakeries or coaches.
|Aug. 29, 1940
||Jews may not buy a German book.
|Sept. 6, 1940
||Pilsudski Square is renamed Hitler Square and is off-limits to
|Sept. 19, 1940
||Jewish doctors may not treat Polish patients and Polish doctors
may not treat Jewish patients.
|Sept. 25, 1940
||Jews may only ride in trolleys bearing the Star
|Oct. 4, 1940
||Polish maids may not work in Jewish homes.
|Oct. 10, 1940
||Jews must step off the sidewalk upon seeing a uniformed or civilian
|Oct. 31, 1940
||A monthly tax of five zlotys is imposed on Jews using trolleys.
|Nov. 15, 1940
||All Jews in Warsaw are transferred to the ghetto.
|Nov. 19, 1940
||All Jewish property found outside the ghetto walls is confiscated.
Source: Dor, Danny, Ed. Brave
and Desperate. Israel: Ghetto Fighters' House Museum, 2003.