Rumania Arrests Bukovina Jews Fleeing to Bucharest; Persecutions in Hungary Mount

The Rumanian authorities are determined not to permit Jews who fled from Bukovina and Moldavia to come to Bucharest, it was reported today by the German radio. The broadcast said that round-ups of Jews are being made in Bucharest and that many Jewish refugees from the war-torn provinces of the country were seized during these raids.

Rumanian Premier Antonescu has transferred the Commissar for Jewish Affairs Radu Lecca from the Labor Ministry to his own office which is now dealing directly with the Jewish question, the broadcast also reported.

Hungarian newspapers arriving today give detailed reports concerning the ?ghettos into which the Jews in that country are being moved. Jews from the small town of Nyreghaza have been transferred to a tobacco shed eight miles from the town. In the city of Nagyvarad the section designated as a ghetto has been surrounded with high walls and planks have been nailed over windows of buildings facing the rest of the town. Jews may leave the ghetto only between 9 and 10 A.M.

In Szombathely, Jews are not allowed on the streets between 7 P.M. and 11 A.M., which is the last hour that the markets are open, making it difficult for them to purchase food.

Budapest newspapers report that the municipality has already ousted 417 Jewish officials and clerks. They also disclose that the director of the Budapest museum of fine arts has been appointed to supervise the confiscation of art treasures owned by Jews. Many Jewish-owned collections have already been seized.

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