JERUSALEM (Jul. 10)
The Jewish Agency today reported that the “S. S. Kasbak,” carrying 739 Jewish refugees from Rumania has arrived in Turkey from the Rumanian port of Constanza. The passengers landed in Istanbul and proceeded by train to Palestine.
The transportation of the refugees was financed by the Joint Distribution Committee. The group included 263 Jewish orphans who lost their parents in Transmistria. There are also 201 Jewish women among those rescued. This is the sixth transport of Jews to be removed from Rumania to Turkey for transfer to Palestine.
The Jewish Agency also announced that the 282 Jews who were released from Nazi internment camps in exchange for interned Germans in the Middle East reached Istanbul today. Immediately after the exchange took place in Istanbul, the released Jews left for Palestine by train.