Jews Barred As Candidates in Rumanian Election

The National Renascence Party has refused to accept the Jewish candidates nominated by Jewish economic bodies in Bucharest and Czernowitz for the Parliamentary elections. The decision of the party executive council followed pressure by Government circles which were anxious not to provoke the radical anti-Semites.

While Hungarians and Germans are included in the list of candidates, the Jewish minority will not be represented in Parliament. It is also uncertain whether Jewish interests will be safeguarded by any group. Nevertheless, 75 per cent of eligible Jewish citizens have applied for registration in the lists of electors.

Jewish chemists who were deprived of their citizenship in the recent revision of naturalizations were notified by the authorities that they would not be permitted to continue in their professions.

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