Moldova

  • 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 ▸

  • Four Jews Sentenced in Kishinev for Refusing to Testify in Trial of 9

    Four young Jews–three of them women–were tried and sentenced in Kishinev yesterday for refusing to testify against their friends in the Kishiney trial of nine Jews last month, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency learned today from informed Jewish sources here. The sources said that Eta Bondar, Alechsander Zhenin and Olga Treigerman were sentenced to six months… More ▸

  • Nine Convicted Kishinev Jews ‘cruelly Treated’ by Other Prisoners; One Beaten

    Jewish sources here reported today that the nine Jewish defendants in the Kishinev trial were “cruelly treated” by other prisoners after they were placed in cells with convicted criminals. The sources added that one of the Jews. Anatoly Moiseyevich Goldfeld, was severely beaten in the Kishinev jail. They also reported that the three Leningrad residents… More ▸

  • Kishinev 9 Sent to Labor Camp in Central Russia

    The nine Jews sentenced in Kishinev on June 30 for alleged anti-Soviet agitation and complicity in an alleged skyjacking plot have been sent to a forced-labor camp in Mordovia, in central Russia, it was reported here today by reliable Jewish sources. The camp is in the same region as Potma prison, to which five of… More ▸