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Red Army Sends Jewish Officers Back to Moscow in Sealed Trains

January 27, 1953
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Some 50 Jewish officers serving with the Soviet forces in Germany have been sent back to Moscow in sealed trains, it was reported here today from Berlin.

Orders to “eliminate” Jewish doctors in the Soviet Union and in Eastern Europe have been traced to Marshal Stalin, the London Daily Sketch reported here today. The newspaper, which says that its report is based on information reaching the British Government, says that by this move Stalin hopes to win the sympathies of the Russian people as well as the nationalist military circles in East and West Germany.

The Sketch also reported from Berlin that world Jewish leaders have received information smuggled out by refugees, stating that 700 Jews have been arrested in Czechoslovakia; that Polish secret police are holding 1, 800 Jews; and that the Soviet authorities in Austria have handed over 1,100 Jews to the Czech authorities.

The arrest in East Germany of a Jewish Communist leader on the charge that he aided the heads of seven Jewish communities in the Soviet zone of Germany to escape to West Berlin was reported here today. He was identified as Bruno Wolf, chairman of the education department of the Communist Central Committee in East Germany.

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