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10,000 Jews Reported Residing in Soviet City of Rostov; Have Synagogue

More than 10, 000 Jews were reported here today as residing in the Soviet city of Rostov, on the Don River, where a synagogue is being maintained. The report was brought here by highly reliable persons who had an opportunity to visit the Rostov synagogue.

The visitors were told that matzoh baking was not permitted in Rostov last Passover, although the Jews there applied for permission to use the baking equipment within the premises of the synagogue. The denial was based on the pretext that the equipment did not meet with “sanitary requirements.”

The Rostov Jews, according to the report, had finally brought three tons of Matzoh from Georgia, and had to sell it at the high price of three and a half rubles per kilogram. The matzoh, even at that high price, was sold out quickly, but most of the Jews in the city could not get any of the necessary Passover food, the quantity brought in from Georgia being by far insufficient for all.