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Stalin Thanks Jewish Religious Community of Kuibyshev for Aid to Russian Army

An exchange of telegrams between the Jewish religious community of Kuibyshev and Premier Joseph Stalin, in which Stalin thanks the community for its contributions to the Red Army, was made public here today by the Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee.

The telegram to the Russian premier from Moses Feigin, president of the Kuibyshev community, reads: “Desiring to help in the holy task of hastening the complete annihilation of the German murderers, we are contributing 10,000 roubles towards the building of a tank column to bear the name of Bar Kochba, a hero of undying fame who fought in a war of liberation of our people. We call upon all Jewish communities in the Soviet Union to contribute towards building this column. Let the mighty tanks proudly bearing the name of our great national hero carry vengeance and death to the enemy hordes. May God bless you.”

The reply received by Mr. Feigin from Stalin reads: “Please convey to the members of the Kuibyshev religious community my sincere greetings and the thanks of the Red Army for their contribution of 10,000 roubles towards the building of a tank column.”