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  • Most Bessarabian Jews Deported to Labor Camps on River Bug

    All but a “few thousand” of the Jews of Bessarabia have now been deported from the province to labor camps on the River Bug, according to Voiculescu, governor of Bessarabia, it is reported in a dispatch from a Bucharest correspondent to the Berliner Borsen Zeitung, which reached here today. The Rumanian official in the interview… More ▸

  • Chief Rabbis of Bessarabia and Holland Eulogized at London Meeting

    Official representatives of the Dutch government and of the Rumanian National Committee were among those who came to honor the memory of Chief Rabbi Judah Loeb Zirelson of Bessarabia and Rabbi M. Hirsch of Holland at a service held in the great synagogue on Cannon Street Road here today. Rabbi Zirelson was killed in his… More ▸

  • Third of Jewish Population in Bessarabia Exterminated; Savage Pogroms Reported

    Almost one-third of the entire Jewish population of the province of Bessarabia was exterminated in the course of the fierce Rumanian-Soviet fighting there and in the savage pogroms which followed the Rumanian conquest of the province, it was learned here today on receipt of a report by neutral authorities whose identities cannot be disclosed. The… More ▸

  • Rumania Plans to Oust Remaining Bessarabian Jews

    A warning to all Bessarabian-born Jews still residing in Rumania to be ready to leave for Soviet-held Bessarabia has been issued by the Rumanian Government, it was reported here today. The report adds that negotiations are being conducted between the Rumanian and Soviet governments for repatriation to Bessarabia of some 14,000 Jews affected by the… More ▸

  • More Jews Ousted from Jobs in Rumania; Emigration to Bessarabia Continues

    Emigration of Bessarabians from “Old Rumania” continues and is helping to wipe out the economic burden created by the influx of refugees. By July 30, according to an official announcement, 38,442 persons, mostly Jews and industrial workers, left Rumania and entered Soviet-occupied Bessarabia by the bridge over the River Pruth at Galatz. Allowings for the… More ▸

  • Many Bessarabian Jews Given 5 Days to Quit Rumania

    No official confirmation was available today of a report over the Rome radio that the Rumanian Government is planning to order the expulsion of all Jews originating from Bessarabia. Nevertheless, it is understood that in recent days a large number of Bessarabian Jews have received orders from the Ministry of Interior to leave the country… More ▸

  • Rumania Orders Bessarabian Jews to Go Back

    The Rumanian Ministry of the Interior has ordered all Jewish refugees from Russian-occupied territory to leave Rumania within five days, the New York Times reported today. Violators will either be interned or expelled from the country. More ▸

  • Atrocity Tales Disproved; 30,000 Jews Fled Bessarabia

    From every quarter today facts were emerging to give the lie to tales in recent days of “Jewish atrocities,” apparently spread with the intention of making the Jews a scapegoat for the population’s feelings over the Soviet occupation of Bessarabia and North Bukowina. Nicu Flondor, Royal Resident in Bukowina, who was reported assassinated in Cernauti… More ▸

  • Train Service to Bessarabia Halted

    A United Press dispatch from Bucharest today said that the Government, acting to suppress the flight of the Jews and avoid further clashes such as reportedly occurred at Galati, had suspended train service to Bessarabia. The U.P. said the rush of Jews into Bessarabia and away from Rumania assumed “almost panicky proportions when the Russian… More ▸

  • Germans Seized for Synagogue Arson in Bessarabia

    Bucharest dispatches reported today the arrest of several Germans on charges of setting fire to a synagogue in Acizi, Southern Bessarabia. The dispatches said that the Rumanian police had impressed upon the German minority in the province the Government’s determination not to tolerate persecution of Jews. More ▸