Nazis Block Food and Medicine Shipments to Greek Jews

(April 3, 1942)


CONFIDENTIAL

NAZIS IN GREECE PREVENT JEWS FROM SECURING FAIR SHARE OF SHIPMENTS OF FOOD AND MEDICINE

Greek Jews have received very little benefit from the shipments of food and medicine which were sent to Greece with British permission it is reported here this week.

Axis officials throughout the country see to it that as few supplies as possible are distributed to Jews; in Salonica, for instance, Jews received only five per cent of the share to which they were entitled on the basis of their proportion to the general population.

Source: United States of America National Censorship, Records No. BER 15146/ 42, April 3, 1942.


Source: Documents: The Jews in Greece, 1941-1944: Eyewitness Accounts, by Alexandros Kitroeff, Journal of the Hellenic Diaspora, Vo. XII, No. #3, (Fall 1985)