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Four Jewish Cemeteries in Shanghai Transferred at China’s Request

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Four Jewish cemeteries in Shanghai have been transferred to the outskirts of the city at the request of the Chinese Government, it was reported here today. The transfer was carried out by the Shanghai Jewish community with the full cooperation of the Chinese authorities.

The transfer included the Ting Lu Cemetery in which 834 refugees were buried during World War II, according to the Agudath Israel executive here.

The Council of the Shanghai Jewish community, which maintains complete personal files of some 20,000 European Jews who fled to Shanghai during the war, has issued 386 death certificates for refugees who died in Shanghai during the war, thus making possible payment of restitution claims.

A Jewish community also exists in Harbin with 153 persons and a small group lives in Tientsin, it was reported. Daily services are held in Shanghai and Tientsin and during-Passover matzot are distributed free to all Jewish needy. The Agudah office also reported that every facility for Jewish religious education is available to children in the two Jewish communities.

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