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Fear Jewish Colony in Yokohama Imperilled

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Shanghai cables report that great anxiety is felt in the Chinese city over the fate of the Russian Jews in Yokohama and Tokio.

During the last year a considerable colony was established at the Japanese capital, composed mostly of Jewish refugees from Poland and the Ukraine.

The Russian Jews are settled mostly in Yokohama, the capital’s port, which has been swept by the disaster. Jewish emigrants were attracted to the port because of the business opportunities offered by this commercial center.

Urgent cables inquiring after the safety of the Jews in the stricken city are being despatched by the dozens by relatives here.

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