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Expelled Jews of Transylvanian Town Permitted to Return

The Jewish community of Chikszereda in the Seklerregion of Transylvania have been allowed to return to their homes, it was learned today after the newly-appointed Transylvanian Deputy Gabriel Pal had intervened in their favor.

The military authorities had ordered the Jews to evacuate the town and seek refuge in Russia on the ground that they were not considered Hungarian citizens.

One group of 42 Transylvanian Jews, it is understood, were sent to Korosmezo, Hungarian town on the Soviet frontier, and ordered to cross into Ukrainia and never return.

Meanwhile, Transylvanian deputies prevailed on the authorities not to apply to Jewish physicians the six per cent law already applied to Jewish lawyers in Transylvania. They maintained the doctors were badly needed and it was unfair to discriminate against Jews, many of whom had aided the campaign for the return of Transylvania to Hungary.

The present policy is, therefore, not to discriminate against Jewish doctors able to present certificates of “good behavior” from the district leader of the Hungarian nationalist party. In practice, however, it is understood district political leaders have been refusing such certificates to Jews, regardless of whether they supported or opposed Hungarian revisionist claims during the Rumanian occupation.

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