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Two Jewish Officers Made Major Generals in Russian Tank Corps

July 26, 1942
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Two Jewish officers of the Red Army are among those raised to the rank of major-general in an order of the Council of Peoples Commissars, which was issued here today. The two cited in the order signed by Premier Stalin are Michel Rabinowicz and Abram Chasin, both of whom are attached to the Tank Corps.

At the same time Red Army man Lejzer Chaimowitsch Papernik was awarded the Order of Lenin and the Order of the Red Star by the Supreme Soviet for “courage and heroism in battle.”

An estimate that eighty percent of the Jews in Russian cities occupied by the Nazis were evacuated before the cities fell, is given today in an article by David Bergelson, noted Russian-Jewish writer, appearing in “Einikeit,” organ of the Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee. Many of these Jewish evacuees are concentrated in the cities of Tambov, Tashkent, Yaroslavl, on collective farms in Siberia and in villages in the mountains of Georgia, the article states.

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