Rumania Arrests Jews Moving from Bessarabia to Bucharest As “illegal Residents”

Jews who are moving from Bessarabia to Bucharest, as the Russian Army gets closer to the Bessarabian frontier, are being arrested in the Rumanian capital as “illegal residents” the Hungarian press reaching here today reports.

The report says that twenty-five such Jews have been sentenced in Bucharest to long-term imprisonment and heavy fines. Action against other Jews who moved to Bucharest “illegally” is pending, the report adds.

The German Transocean News Agency today reports that all Jews in Bucharest between the ages of 54 and 55 have been ordered to register for forced labor within twenty-four hours. Those violating the order will be placed on trial before a military court.

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