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Russian Authorities Transfer Jews from Bessarabia, Bukovina, Poland to Siberia

All Hebrew papers here report that Russian authorities in liberated Poland, Bessarabia and Bukovina have started transferring hundreds of people to remote places in the Asiatic parts of the USSR, especially to Northern Siberia.

The transfer is not aimed at any special section of the population, but is especially hard on the exhausted and impoverished Jews who are unable to withstand the hardships of travel, the reports indicate. One report says that several hundred Jews have already been removed from Czernovitz, capital of Bukovina, to the Ural mountains.

Some of the reports speak of mortality among the transferred Jews. Numerous appeals for relief are also being received here from Jews moved from the Russian liberated territories to remote sections of Russia.