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Jews Hastily Evacuating Bessarabla

September 13, 1923
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The evacuation of the Jewish refugees of the Ukraine who had been granted temporary leave to remain on Bessarabian soil, will in all likelihood be complete before the decree ordering their expulsion by October 1 goes into effect.

The work of evacuation is proceeding under the aegis of the Jewish Colonization Association with the aid of the Joint Distribution Committee. Every attempt is being made to get the Jewish refugees out of the country before October 1st, which had been set by General Popovicci, military commander of Bessarabia, as the last day of grace.

Permission for the refugees to remain until now was granted only following vigorous representations by Dr. Nansen, the League of Nations’ High Commissioner for Russian refugees.

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