NEW YORK (Aug. 1)
Dr. William Filderman, president of the Jewish Community in Bucharest, has intervened with the pro-Nazi Rumanian Government for the admission of Jews from Hungary to Rumania in transit to Palestine on neutral ships leaving the Rumanian port of Constanza, the office of the Hias-Ica Emigration Association in Lisbon today informed its headquarters in New York.
Inquiries by the Hias-Ica office in Lisbon with regard to the fate of Dr. Filderman, elicited a reply that ” Dr. Filderman, president of the Jewish community in Bucharest, is in good health and, together with other Jewish leaders, recently interviewed the Rumanian Premier Antoneseu regarding the evacuation through Rumania of Jews from Hungary and elsewhere.”
The same report said that it is hoped that Ronneti Filderman, son of the Jewish leader, who was deported from southern France to an unknown destination, may soon be permitted to join his parents. ” Negotiations are under way to this end,” it added.