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Russian Jews, Alarmed by Press Attacks, Flock to Cities for Safety

Inflammatory anti-Jewish propaganda appearing in wide sections of the Soviet press in connection with the Arab-Israel conflict has resulted in intense anti-Jewish feeling and attacks on Jews in many provincial towns.

Information received here from reliable sources indicated that the Jews in the Ukraine, the Georgian Republic, the Caucausus and other areas have been feeling the effects of the bitter press attacks.

In the Georgian Republic, it was reported from Tibilsi, the rabbi of Sochum, an ancient Jewish community, was set upon and killed by a gang as he was returning to his home from the synagogue.

Jews in small towns in the Ukrainian Republic, it was reported, were desperately trying to find housing and jobs in Kiev and other large cities because they felt exposed to danger in the small towns. A similar situation was said to exist in White Russia.