Official harassment of the Jewish population

Neu-Sandez Municipal Administration. Neu-Sandez, 24 October 1939. Notice. It is hereby ordered that all shops whose owners are Jews must be kept open on Saturdays too. Those acting otherwise will be severely punished. The Chief Burgomaster as Town Commissioner: Dr Hein

At the outbreak of the war over a third of the population of the Polish town of Nowy Sącz (or Neu-Sandez in German) were Jewish . It had been an important Hasidic centre for centuries. Their persecution began with petty bureaucratic measures.