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Jews in Bulgaria in Desperate Need; Find It Difficult to Re-enter Economic Life

Despite the restoration of rights to Jews in Bulgaria, their situation is desperate as a result of the ### they were uprooted and eliminated from economic life for a long time, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency correspondent here established.

At present, Jews in Sofia are deprived of practically all means of existence. The stream of Jews returning to their homes in Sofia is increasing daily, but the majority of them do not even have money to pay their fare. They are oppressed by the fact that they have no place to live and find it difficult to start a new existence.

Health conditions among the Jews present a grave problem. Many of them are suffering from malaria and tuberculosis. The Jewish hospital in Sofia was destroyed and it is difficult to find a Jewish doctor.

A Russian soldier who escaped from a prison camp in Serbia and reached Sofia today reported that in the city of Nish he saw several thousand Hungarian Jews doing slave labor in the mines.