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Persecution of Jews Intensified in Part of Rumania Still Held by Pro-nazis

Persecution of Jews in the sections of Rumania still administered by pro-Nazi authorities has increased since Bucharest’s break with the Nazis, according to a broadcast over the German radio.

Reporting from the Bulgarian-Rumanian frontier, the broadcaster said that peasants on the Rumanian side of the border “have been quick to detect the responsibility of the Jews and are dealing with them accordingly.”

The broadcast also disclosed that Rumanian courts in Timiscara, near the Hungarian border, are continuing to imprison Jews fleeing into Rumania to escape deportation. This week several men and women were sentenced to terms ranging from five to six years imprisonment.

In Hungary, the pro-German government is tying up the loose ends in its anti-Jewish legislation. The official gazette received from Budapest reports that forest land leased to Jews is to be taken over by government administrators.

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