Transnistria Camp

From: Larry Tauber <>
Date: Tue, 4 Feb 2003 16:46:05 -0500
To: <>, "Romania SIG" <>

<x-charset iso-8859-1>A recent article in the January 31, 2003 edition of the New York Jewish Press highlighted the Transnistria Death Camp. Though rarely mentioned, it was there that hundreds of thousands of Jews from Bessarabia and Bukovina were killed. The article provides some of the sad history of Jews in the area prior to the Second World War, including the deportation of thousands of Jews by the Soviets when Northern Bukovina and Beessarabia were occupied by the USSR following the Ribbentrop-Molotov agreement. The article refers to the death of some 10,000 Jews at the hands of the Germans and Romanians in the city of Yas in 1941,and similarly in Kishinev. It notes that between 2,000 and 3,000 Jews were killed by the Romanians in Czernovitz, including Rabbi Abraham Mark, the chief rabbi of Bukovina. This is the first of a three part series. The full article is available at the Jewish Press website,

Larry Tauber

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