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Jewish Generals Cited for Capture of Berlin, Moscow Jews Rejoice at News of Hitler’s Death

May 4, 1945
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Crowds of happy Jews gathered in Moscow’s synagogues last night after the announcement by Marshal Stalin that Berlin had fallen and the report that Hitler was dead. Around the synagogue on Moroseike Street a throng remained discussing the news long after Moscow’s usual bedtime.

In three orders-of-the-day issued yesterday by Stalin in connection with the capitulation of Berlin, the seizure of Rostook and the end of resistance of 120,000 Germans south of Berlin, many Jewish officers were mentioned. Among those cited were Lieut. Gen. Kazankin, Maj. Gen. Bukstynowich, Maj. Gen. Moiseyevsky, Maj. Gen. Folkenstein, Mag. Gen. Shapiro, Lieut. Gen. Cherniskovsky and many others.

The Moscow radio today reported that the Red Army had captured an inspector of S.S. troops who had personally killed more than 1,000 Poles and Jews in the ghettes and concentration camps of Poland.

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