Kuibyshev (Mar. 22)
Jews in various countries outside Russia have so far contributed $2,000,000 to the Russian war effort, it was announced here today by the Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee.
The announcement terms this sum “a drop in the bucket” and demands that Jews in the democratic countries, especially in the United States, should increase their aid to Russia. “We are constantly being assured that Jews in America, Great Britain and in other countries are ready to make the greatest sacrifices and help the Red Army to wipe the Fascist pestilence off the face of the earth, but where are the concrete deeds?,” the statement asks.
Two Jews were promoted today to the rank of major general in the Red Army in a decree issued by the Council of Peoples’ Commissars of the USSR. The two are Major General Zelig Joffe and Major General Julius Rabiner.