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Moscow Jewish Community Resumes Activities in Tashkent; Will Find Americans’ Relatives

January 2, 1942
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The office of the Moscow Jewish Community which was temporarily removed from the Soviet capital together with all major government offices and foreign embassies, today officially resumed its activities in Tashkent.

Samuel Chobrucky, the president of the Moscow Jewish Community who arrived here together with other Jewish personalities from Moscow and with the staff of the Moscow synagogue, today announced that not only will the Moscow Jewish Community take care of all matters concerning Jewish community life in Soviet Russia from its temporary offices in Tashkent, but it will also endeavor to establish ? between Jewish families in Russia and their relatives in America.

Simultaneously, Mr. Chobrucky, through the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, sent a message to the Jews of America and England asking them to communicate with him on questions in which they may be interested. “The Moscow Jewish Community is temporarily removed to Tashkent and all questions can be addressed to me as president,” the message read. The premises assigned by the Soviet authorities for the offices of the Moscow Jewish Community in Tashkent are located on Chetverty Saperny Proezd 19. Many leading Soviet Jewish writers have also been evacuated from Moscow to various cities in Soviet Uzbekistan, including Tashkent and Samarkand.

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