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700 Jews Arrested in Bucharest; Jews in Transnistria Doomed

The Berlin radio today announced the arrest of more than 700 Jews in Bucharest. It also reported that Jews in Rumania who continue to employ “Aryan” servants will be sentenced to two years imprisonment under regulations issued yesterday by the Rumanian authorities.

Travelers from Rumania who reach Switzerland tell harrowing stories of the fate of the tens of thousands of Jews deported from various sections of Rumania to Transnistria, the part of the Ukraine occupied by the Rumanian army. They are convinced that the Jews in Transnistria will all die shortly. Thousands of them are dying due to lack of food and the hard labor which they are forced to perform. Sending food and clothing from Rumania to these unfortunates is forbidden.

“Ill nourished and ill clad, these Jews no longer look like human beings, but are walking corpses; it is impossible to look at them without crying,” a Rumanian who visited Transnistria stated today.

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