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  • Bessarabia is “judenrein,” Half of Jewish Population in Bukovina “removed”

    Bessarabia, the province of Rumania which had a Jewish population of 200.000 in 1940, is now completely “judenrein,” according to Redu Lecca, Rumanian Minister of Jewish Affairs. His statement, published in the Nazi press which reached here today, also adds that in the province of Bukovina “fifty percent of all the Jews have already been… More ▸

  • 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 ▸

  • Soviet to Recognize Jews’ Minority Status in Occupied Zone

    The Moscow wireless reported today that the Soviet authorities had recognized the minority status of the Jews in annexed Bessarabia and North Bukowina and had given the Yiddish press permission to resume publication. (There are about 300,000 Jews in the occupied territory.) The Moscow report said Jewish papers were appearing in Cernauti (Czernowitz), Chisinau (Kishinev)… 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 ▸