Bessarabia Completely “judenrein” Nazis Boast; Last Jew Expelled from Kishinev
Menu JTA Search

Bessarabia Completely “judenrein” Nazis Boast; Last Jew Expelled from Kishinev

Download PDF for this date

The expulsion of the last Jews from the Kishinev district in Rumania is reported in the Donau Zeitung, Nazi newspaper for the Balkan countries which reached here today.

The last group of Jews was deported from the Kishinev area on June 13, the Nazi paper informs. The city of Kishinev, which was heavily populated with Jews, as well as the entire province of Bessarabia of which Kishinev was the capital, is now completely “judenrein,” the Donau Zeitung boasts.

The entire Jewish population of Kishinev and its district is now isolated from the rest of the world in camps in Transnistria, the section of occupied Ukraine which the Nazis have entrusted to the Rumanian armed forces, the Nazi paper states. Recent reports from Transnistria indicated that mortality caused by starvation is taking a heavy toll among the Jews interned there and that no attempt is made by the Rumanian occupational authorities to check the epidemics raging in the Mohilev and Tiraspol section of Transnistria where at least 100,000 Jews from Rumania have been interned.

Founding Funders

The digitization of the JTA Archive would not have been possible without the generous support of the following donors:
  • The Gottesman Fund
  • Righteous Persons Foundation
  • Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner, in honor of Norma Spungen
  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Grace and Scott Offen Charitable Fund