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Memorial for Jews Who Perished in “struma” Sinking Erected in Bucharest

September 29, 1948
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A memorial in honor of the 760 Rumanian Jews who perished in the sinking of the “Struma” in 1941 off the Turkish coast was unveiled today in a Jewish cemetery here. Funds for erecting the monument were raised by public subscription.

Rumanian Chief Rabbi Moses Rosen, who conducted the memorial service for the Struma victims, recalled how the Palestine-bound Jews, anxious to escape the terror of the Antonescu regime, were lured by unscrupulous ship-owners into boarding the unseaworthy “floating coffin.”

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