BUCHAREST (Apr. 24)
Dr. William Filderman, president of the Union of Rumanian Jews, today submitted a memorandum to the Rumanian government, headed by Premier George Tatarescu, protesting the projected law “for the protection of national work.” It is understood that this law would exclude non-citizens from many benefits enjoyed by citizens.
President Filderman’s memorandum pointed out that thousands of Rumanian Jews would be placed in a precarious position by the law, since they had not realized that under the law they must individually apply for citizenship.
The Bessarabian provinces of Czarist Russia, which came under Rumanian rule after the World War, contain large numbers of Jewish residents.
Dr. Filderman also pointed out that these Jews would be deprived of the benefits of citizenship, despite the fact that they had been living in the region for centuries.