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Recurrence of Famine in Odessa; Again Become a Living Tomb

July 31, 1923
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The Federation of Ukrainian Jews is informed of new outbreaks of famine in the city of Odessa. This is corroborated by a party of 152 refugees, who arrived from Odessa on the S. S. “Yorgioss” at Constanza, Roumania.

The appearance of these refugees was terrible in the extreme. Clothed in rags, emaciated and wild-eyed, they lacked even the strength to reply to questions put to them. Most appalling of all was the spectacle of a small child in its mother’s arms, nothing but a skeleton wrapped in rags.

These refugees state that Odessa has again become a living tomb; people are dying from starvation in the streets. Troops are going about with wagons to pick up the corpses.

This condition of things, they state, is brought about by the fact that the supply of food is decreasing.

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