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  • Israelis Can Now Call Kishinev (and Other Soviet Cities) Directly

    Six cities in the Soviet Union have become accessible to Israeli telephone users by direct dialing. Until now, calls to the USSR had to be booked through the international exchange operators, with frequent delays. Starting Thursday, Israelis may reach Moscow, Leningrad, Kiev, Tbilisi, Tashkent and Kishinev by dialing the prefix 001, followed by 00 for… More ▸

  • Behind the Headlines the Lingering Impact of the Kishinev Pogrom

    Worldwide commemorations of the 40th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising will obscure the fact that Easter and Passover this year also mark the 80th anniversary of the Russian pogrom in Kishinev, immortalized by Chaim Nachman Bialik’s poem, “In the City of Slaughter.” Following malicious reports that Jews were using Christian blood for their Passover… More ▸

  • Kishinev Drama Students Perform Kishon

    Jewish students of the Professional Theatrical Drama School in Kishinev were threatened and a performance cancelled because they presented a skit written by noted Israeli writer, Ephraim Kishon. According to Al Tidom Association sources in Kishinev, the students put on the Kishon skit in the apartment of activist Mark Abramovich. They were called before the… More ▸

  • Hunger Strike Staged in Kishinev

    Soviet Jewish activists in Kishinev, in the southern Soviet republic of Moldavia, declared a hunger strike May 1 and 2 in protest of a new Soviet harassment technique which forces applicants to give up their apartments before they can fill out an application for a visa to Israel, it was reported today by the National… More ▸

  • 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… More ▸

  • Kishinev Trial Defendant in Israel

    Alexander Galperin, Jewish physicist who was sentenced at the Kishinev trial of June, 1971 to two and a half years imprisonment for Zionist activity, arrived here today via Bucharest with his parents. Released last Jan., Galperin, 27, had to pay an education tax of 7000 rubles. Another Russian immigrant, who had to pay about $10,000… More ▸

  • Kishinev Authorities Encourage Anti-jewish Feelings Among Moldavians

    The National Conference on Soviet Jewry has learned that the Kishinev authorities are trying to win over the local populace and are therefore encouraging the ultra-nationalist feelings of the Moldavians. Moldavians are getting all the government positions and it is difficult for Jews to get jobs. Even Jews with professional degrees are having a difficult… More ▸

  • Kishinev Jew Convicted in Secret Trial; Shpilberg Appeal Rejected by High Court

    Soviet Jewish sources reported over the weekend that a Kishinev Jew has been convicted in a secret trial and that a previously convicted Riga Jew has had his appeal turned down. The Kishinev Jew, Yankel (Yaacov) Khantsis, a 42-year-old chauffeur, was sentenced to three years in a labor camp for “hooliganism” in closed hearings on… More ▸