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Soviet to Recognize Jews’ Minority Status in Occupied Zone

The Moscow wireless reported today that the Soviet authorities had recognized the minority status of the Jews in annexed Bessarabia and North Bukowina and had given the Yiddish press permission to resume publication. (There are about 300,000 Jews in the occupied territory.)

The Moscow report said Jewish papers were appearing in Cernauti (Czernowitz), Chisinau (Kishinev) and Cetatea Alba. A hundred and fifty Yiddish journalists who lost their jobs when the Rumanians suppressed the Yiddish press will be reemployed, it was said.