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Kishinev, Capital of Bessarabia, Has Only 75 Jews, German Newspaper Reports

Only 75 Jews are left in Kishinev, capital of Bessarabia, which is menaced by the Russian Army, it is reported in the Bukarester Zeitung, a Nazi newspaper published in Rumania, which reached here today.

The paper says that there were 11,888 Jews in Kishinev in 1941 when the Rumanian mayor of that city ordered a census of the population. Before the war there were about 80,000 Jews in Kishinev. Many of them were massacred by the German-Rumanian troops, while others were deported to Transnistria. Several thousand Kishinev Jews retreated with the Red Army into Russia in the early months of the Russo-German war.