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  • 60th Anniversary of Kishinev Pogrom to Be Commemorated in Israel

    The 60th anniversary of the infamous Kishinev Pogrom, the worst of Russian anti-Jewish massacres in the early years of the Twentieth Century, will be commemorated here next April 18, it was announced today by the World Federation of Bessarabian Jews, which has its headquarters in Tel Aviv. Leading members of the Government and of the… More ▸

  • Mass-execution of Jews in Russia Continues; Four More Shot in Kishinev

    Four Soviet citizens who are believed to have been Jews have been shot for alleged “speculation, ” and five others, also believed Jews, were given long prison sentences for similar “economic crimes, ” according to reports from Moscow received here today. Their trial took place in Kishinev. The latest victims of Soviet execution squads, not… More ▸

  • Jewish Engineer Held in Israel on Spy Charges; Came from Bessarabia

    A 58-year-old metals engineer, who came to Israel ten years ago from Soviet Bessarabia, has been arrested by the security police here on charges of espionage. His name was withheld in the announcement made today. Police said the engineer apparently had anticipated his arrest. A small vial of cyanide, a deadly poison, was found on… More ▸

  • World Conference of Bessarabian Jews Closes; Will Form World Body

    A decision to form an international supreme council-of Bessarabia Jews to coordinate the activities of former Bessarabian inhabitants in is countries and to direct their efforts in behalf of Israel was taken here today. The move came at the concluding session of a conference of representatives of fraternal organizations of a quarter of a million… More ▸

  • 3, 000 Bessarabian Jews Demand from Rumania Reunion of Families

    More than 3, 000 former Bessarabian Jews met here last night to demand that the Rumanian Government allow the reunion of Rumanian Jewish families some of whose members are in Israel and the others still in Rumania. Among the 3, 000 were representatives of Bessarabian Jews who were now living in 11 countries across the… More ▸

  • U.S. Jews Ask Russia to Permit Jewish Emigration from Bessarabia

    The National Council for Bessarabian Jews in America, holding its fifth national conference at the Hotel Woodstock here, heard a plea for the free emigration of Jews from Bessarabia to Israel. Speaking to 150 delegates at the conference, Leip Kuperstein, member of the Tel Aviv Labor Council, declared that the 30,000 former Bessarabian Jews now… More ▸

  • Rumania Agrees to Restore Jews from Bessarabia and Bukovina to Full Citizenship

    An agreement was reached today between representatives of the Rumanian Ministry of Justice and leaders of the Jewish community to restore full citizenship rights to Jews from Bessarabia and Bukovina who surrendered their Soviet citizenship and returned to Rumania after these territories had been ceded to Russia. The agreement was arrived at after prolonged negotiations… More ▸

  • 12 Jews Survive in Kishinev Where 65,000 Lived Before War; 13,000 Murddered

    The city of Kishinev, capital of Bessarabia, which had 65,000 Jews on June 21, 1941, the day the Germans launched their attack on the Soviet Union, now has 12, according to a report published here today. Of the remainder, 52,000 were evacuated into the interior before the German-Rumanian troops captured the city and the other… More ▸

  • Russian Authorities Transfer Jews from Bessarabia, Bukovina, Poland to Siberia

    All Hebrew papers here report that Russian authorities in liberated Poland, Bessarabia and Bukovina have started transferring hundreds of people to remote places in the Asiatic parts of the USSR, especially to Northern Siberia. The transfer is not aimed at any special section of the population, but is especially hard on the exhausted and impoverished… More ▸

  • Arrival from Rumania Says Only 101 Jews Remain in Bessarabia

    A Jewish refugee who recently arrived here from Rumania reports that according to the most recent statistics issued by the Rumanian Government there are only 101 Jews remaining in Bessarabia. Many of the Bessarabian Jews were deported to Transnistria. More ▸