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Rumanian Jews Hold Proposals for Restrictions Illegal

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Three memorandums holding unconstitutional various proposals for restrictions on Jews were submitted today to Premier Tatarescu by Dr. Wilhelm Filderman, president of the Union of Rumanian Jews.

A Parliamentary bill to revise naturalization laws covering provinces annexed to Rumania after the World War, it was held, would seriously affect the right of the Jewish minority assured by treaties and by the constitution.

The second memorandum stated that to carry through a proposal modifying the Nationalization Law of 1924 in order to prohibit the conferring of citizenship on alien women marrying Rumanians not of the right “ethnic origin” constituted a violation of the constitution, which makes no discrimination on the basis of ethnic origin.

A proposal by the Union of Rumanian Lawyers to restrict admission of Jews to the bar is unconstitutional, the third memorandum held.

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