Bessarabia

  • Kishinev Trial Due to Start June 21; Nine Leningrad Prisoners Appeal Sentence

    The trial in Kishinev of nine Jews linked by the Russian authorities to the alleged June, 1970, skyjacking attempt will begin June 21, reliable Jewish sources disclosed here today. The trial was supposed to have started May 26, but was postponed without explanation. The Jewish sources also reported that the nine Jews convicted in the… More ▸

  • Kishinev Trial Postponed; Three Riga Defendants Deny Anti-soviet Activities

    The trial of nine Jews scheduled to open in Kishinev tomorrow has been postponed, authoritative Jewish sources said here today. There was no immediate explanation for the decision. Yesterday, on the first day of the trial of four Jews in Riga, three of the defendants categorically denied having engaged in anti-Soviet activities, the sources reported…. More ▸

  • Soviets Decide to Resume Trial of Leningrad Nine, Trials in Riga, Kishinev

    The Soviet government has decided to resume the trial of nine Jews which was recessed last week, and will proceed with two others in Kishinev and Riga it was learned here today from reliable sources. The Leningrad trial, which was suddenly halted ten minutes after it opened last week due, according to reports, to the… More ▸

  • Report Three More Trials Scheduled Soon in Leningrad, Kishinev, Riga

    Three more trials involving Russian Jews charged with a variety of offenses will open in several Soviet cities shortly, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency learned today from reliable sources. A new trial is expected to begin at the end of this month or early January in Leningrad where 11 persons, at least seven of them Jews,… More ▸

  • New Anti-semitic Book Appears in Soviet Union; Published in Kishinev

    A new book frankly anti-Semitic in character, accusing Jews of “actual or potential” disloyalty to the USSR, equating “rabbis and Zionists,” charging that the Jewish religion is “alien to the Soviet spirit,” and stating that some Jews bake and sell matzoth for the sole purpose of making large profits, was issued in the Soviet Union… More ▸

  • 60th Anniversary of Kishinev Pogrom to Be Commemorated in Israel

    The 60th anniversary of the infamous Kishinev Pogrom, the worst of Russian anti-Jewish massacres in the early years of the Twentieth Century, will be commemorated here next April 18, it was announced today by the World Federation of Bessarabian Jews, which has its headquarters in Tel Aviv. Leading members of the Government and of the… More ▸