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Jews Die from Hunger in Moldavia Caused by Failure of Crop; Delegation Seeks More Aid

Fifteen Jews have died recently from hunger and cold in Moldavia whose population has been badly hit by the failure of crops, it was reported here today by a delegation from Jassy.

Most of the war-shattered homeless and pauperized Jews in Jassy depend on J.D.C. relief, the delegation said. The J.D.C. maintains three soup kitchens, issuing 2,000 meals daily. However, the number of needy Jews is much larger. The delegation appealed to the J.D.C. representative in Bucharest for increased aid, emphasizing that no food can be obtained locally, even for those able to pay.

Many non-Jewish mothers, unable to feed their children, are handing them over to the Jewish community, the delegation related. However, nothing can be done for these children since the home for Jewish children in Jassy is already overcrowded.