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Filderman Lists Anti-jewish Discrimination in Rumania

Despite official declarations to the contrary, the Jewish position in Rumania is growing worse, it was indicated today in an interview with Dr. William Filderman, president of the Union of Rumanian Jews.

Discriminations against Jews, of recent occurrence, were listed by Dr. Filderman as follows:

First year students of the Bucharest University’s medical school are not permitted by Cuzists to attend lectures.

A similar situation exists at the agricultural school of Kishineff University.

Jews are no longer being taken on as apprentices by non-Jewish attorneys.

While the State has increased budget allocations to religious communities by forty million leis, the usual allocation of seven millions to Jews first was annulled and then restored with six millions slashed off.

Jewish children are excluded from membership in the scout movement.

Jews are being attacked daily in the Bacau district without police intervention.

Jewish school boys are insulted and maltreated in the military training centers at Czernowitz.

“While the Nazi press attacks us continually,” Dr. Filderman concluded, “our press is strictly censored. We are not allowed to reproduce memorandums sent to the Government, report actual occurrences or even reproduce the texts of articles in the anti-Semitic press. The Nazis thus enjoy full liberty to attack us, while we do not have the right even to report these attacks.”

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