Rumania Starts Deporting Jews to Odessa; Ghettos in Other Cities Crowded
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Rumania Starts Deporting Jews to Odessa; Ghettos in Other Cities Crowded

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Groups of Jewish deportees continue to arrive in the city of Mohilev, the administrative center of Transnistria, the Rumanian-held section of the occupied Ukraine, it is disclosed in information reaching here today from Bucharest. The Rumanian authorities have also started deporting small groups of Jews to Odessa, the report reveals.

At present, the report says, there are about 12,000 Jews in Mohilev crowded into a few buildings of the devastated city, with an average of fifteen persons to one room. Many of the Jews there are being transported further east to the Russian front, but they are immediately replaced by new arrivals from various section of Rumania.

A similar situation exists in the city of Balta, in Transnistria, where about 4,000 Jews are confined in a ghetto restricted to a few small streets. Sanitary conditions are so bad that the Rumanian authorities have consented to enlarge the ghetto, the report declares.

In the city of Bershad there are now about 9,000 Jewish deportees from Rumania. There are about 7,000 deportees in the city of Golta where they are held in two ghettos and in one labor camp, the report estimates.

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