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Rumanian General Staff Orders Dismissal of Jews; Court Rules Pensions for Jews

The Bucharest radio today announced that by order of the Rumanian General Staff no commercial or industrial enterprise in Rumania will be permitted to employ Jews even where there is a shortage of labor in industries filling orders for the army.

This order goes into effect tomorrow. In the future, the broadcast said, applications for employment filed by Jews must be submitted to the Commissariat for Jewish Affairs where they will be examined and where each case will be decided “on its individual merits.”

Rumanian newspapers reaching here today report that the Supreme Court in Bucharest has ruled that Jewish civil servants who have been dismissed under the anti-Jewish laws are entitled to state pensions irrespective of the fact that they may not have been in the service for the number of years required under the pension regulations. This ruling is qualified by the proviso that the Jewish employees did not leave their posts of their own free will, but were removed because of racial laws.

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