... that the death penalty would be imposed on anybody who intentionally gave refuge to a Jew, especially
lodged, supported, or concealed a Jew outside the Jewish residential area.
Permission was granted to the Polish police to pay to any Polish policeman who arrested a Jew within the
Aryan part of Warsaw one third of the cash in the Jew's possession. This measure has already produced results.
The Polish population for the most part approved the measures taken against the Jews. Shortly before the
end of the largescale operation, the Governor issued a special proclamation which he submitted to the
undersigned for approval before publication, to the Polish population; in it he informed them of the reasons
for destroying the former Jewish ghetto by mentioning the assassinations carried out lately in the Warsaw
area and the mass graves found in Katyn; at the same time they were asked to assist us in our fight against
Communist agents and Jews (see enclosed poster).
The large-scale action was terminated on 16 May 1943 with the blowing up of the Warsaw synagogue
at 20:15 hours.
Although the large-scale operation has been completed, we have to reckon with the possibility that a few
Jews are still living in the ruins of the former ghetto; therefore, this area must be ...