Rumanian Cabinet Prepares New “jewish Law;” Classifies Jews in Four Categories

A new “Jewish Law” which will separate the Jews of Rumania into four categories, each of which will be treated differently, has been drawn up, it was reported here today by reliable sources. The four categories are:

1. Jewish war veterans and Rumanian Jews orippled in previous. Under the projected law they will enjoy the same rights as those enjoyed by the Jewish population in Rumania prior to its joining the Axis.

2. Children of mixed marriages and baptised Jews. They are to get full civil rights.

3. Jews born in Old Rumania. They will be permitted to remain on Rumanian soil but will be segregated in ghettos.

4. Jews born in Bessarabia, Bukovina and Transylvania, as well as stateless Jews. They will be deported to Transnistria, the Axis-occupied part of the Ukraine administered by Rumanian officials.

The new “Jewish Law” which fixes the status of each of the various groups in Rumania follows reports of growing dissension within the Rumanian Cabinet regarding the barbaric treatment of the Jews in the country. The head of the Greek Orthodox Church in Rumania, the most influential in the country, has protested to Premier Antonescu against the inhuman treatment of the Jews in Rumania and against the deportations of Jews to Transnistria.

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