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  • Britain Considering Establishment of Jewish Army for Burma Front

    The Chicago Sun, in a cable from London, reports that Britain is considering creation of a Jewish army of possibly one or more divisions assigned to help drive the Japanese from Burma, it was learned here. “The idea, which has found favor in certain responsible military quarters, is that the Jewish soldiers would be recruited… More ▸

  • Jewish Communities in India Shelter 600 Jews Who Escaped from Burma

    More than 600 Jews who fled from bombed and fire-ravaged Rangoon, Mandalay and other Burmese cities, prior to the Japanese occupation of all of Burma, are now being fed and sheltered by the Jewish communities of Bombay and Calcutta, assisted by the Indian Government, it was announced here today. Together with Indian and European refugees,… More ▸

  • Burma Jew Gets High Award for Services

    Mr. E. Meyer, prominent in Jewish affairs in Burma, has been presented with the Kaiser-I-Hind Medal in recognition of his public services. Mr. Meyer, who is an honorary magistrate, is the second Jew in Burma to have this distinction conferred upon him. The Cochin government has appointed Solomon Hallegue honorary magistrate for Cochin. Another Jew,… More ▸

  • Jew Elected to First Mayoralty Post in Burma

    A Jew, R. A. Raphael, has been elected president of the municipality of Bassein and is the first Jew to be elected to a mayoralty post in Burma. A native of Burma, M. Raphael is forty-four years old and has served as a Municipal commissioner for the last fifteen years. He is prominently identified with… More ▸