Kishinev Pogrom Commemorated

Jewish sources in the Soviet Union reported today that the 70th anniversary of the Kishinev pogrom was marked by the Jews in that city with a pilgrimage to the local Jewish cemetery which contains the remains of the victims of the pogrom. Wreaths bearing inscriptions in Russian and Hebrew were laid on the graves. There were no incidents, though the pilgrims were kept under observation by the militia.

Jewish sources also reported that Feiga Shkolnik, the wife of Isaac Shkolnik, who is appealing a 10-year sentence in a forced labor camp, was called to a meeting of the workers at her place of employment in Vinntza and invited to denounce her husband publicly as an enemy of the Soviet Union. She refused to do so, the sources said.

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