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Moscow Bank Investigates Possibility of Transmitting Funds to Jews in Botosani

Acting on an inquiry made by the correspondent of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, the Soviet State Bank today wired to its branches in Czernovitz, Bukovina, and in Beltzi, Bessarabia, to establish whether money sent by relatives in the United States to Jews in Botosani and other Rumanian towns now under Soviet administration can be delivered.

An official of the Soviet State Bank told the correspondent of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency that there are no branches of Soviet banks in any of the Rumanian towns which are temporarily occupied by the Russian Army. The Rumanian banks have all been evacuated from these towns, he added. “The only possibility existing is that the branches of the Soviet State Bank in Czernovitz and in Beltzi might be able to forward funds to the people in Botosani from their relatives abroad. We have telegraphed inquiries to these branches and we may be able to give you information next week,” the official declared.