Rumanians Fear to Move into Homes from Which Jews Were Ousted; Evictions Suspended

Rumanian authorities have ceased evicting Jews from their homes, it is revealed by an announcement of the department for “Rumanization” of Jewish property appearing in the Bukarester Tageblatt, a Nazi newspaper reaching here today.

The evictions are not necessary at present, since a large number of flats from which Jews were ejected are still unoccupied, the announcement says. At the same time the newspaper reports that all the property of the Jewish communities in the districts of Neamt and Baia has been confiscated by the Rumanian Government.

It is obvious from the comments in the Bucharest press that the non-Jewish population in Rumania considers it “unwise” to move into homes from which Jews were ousted. The fear of post-war repercussions is growing in Rumania and the people no longer have any doubts as to the eventual outcome of the war.

The Turkish consulate in Rumania has received instructions from its government in Ankara to issue a limited number of transit visas to Rumanian Jews, if it can be shown that they will be admitted to Palestine, it was reported in Jewish Agency circles here today. Doubt was expressed, however, as to whether the Rumanian authorities will permit Jews to leave Rumania, since the Nazis oppose any move on the part of their satellite countries to permit Jews to emigrate.

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