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Five More Jews Charged in Soviet Press with ‘economic Crimes’

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Five more Soviet Jews have been charged in the controlled Communist press of the USSR with “economic crimes,” according to two Soviet newspapers received here today.

Tashkenskaya Pravda, organ of the Communist Party of Uzbekistan, ran a long report from the office of the investigator,” accusing three men, believed from their names to be Jewish of selling on the black market goods produced “illegally” at a technical school with which they were connected. The men, without first names, were listed as Orenberg, Steinbergh and Berezewsky.

In the Ukrainian city of Evov, the local Pravda, organ of the local Communist Party, charged that two men evidently Jewish, named Levin and Vekselberg, had forged transport reports to obtain building–materials through which they had allegedly enriched themselves.” Neither of the reports mentioned any names except those of the presumed Jews.

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