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Pogroms Continue in Rumania, 1,000 Jews Perish Every Day

August 12, 1942
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Anti-Jewish pogroms still continue in various parts of Rumania, according to a broadcast over the Berlin radio heard here today. Jews are being “eliminated” in the rural districts “in order to prevent the exploitation of the Rumanian peasants by Jewish merchants,” the Nazi radio declared.

A broadcast in English from Moscow today estimated that the Jewish population in Rumania is decreasing at the rate of at least 1,000 a day. The Moscow radio quoted the Rumanian newspaper “Bessarabia” as admitting that pogroms have been carried out in Moldavia daily during the past three months.

The completion of a six month’s campaign to dissolve all Jewish organizations in Rumania and to place their funds under state supervision was announced today over the Bucharest radio by the Rumanian Commissar for Jewish Affairs.

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