Jews in Rumania Feel Relieved; Jewish Life in Bulgaria Restored

The Jews in Rumania feel as if they have been released from a prison, Dr. Mordecai Eliash, prominent Palestine lawyer, returning from a mission to Turkey in behalf of the Jewish Agency, today declared at a press conference, on the basis of information from Bucharest which he received during his stay in Istanbul.

The Jewish Agency is trying to send representatives to Rumania, Dr. Eliash stated, but the British authorities, for the time being are not allowing British subjects or British-protected persons to proceed there because no British consulate has yet been established. “The Rumanian Government is facilitating the emigration of its Jewish citizens to wherever they desire to go, but with the liberation of the country Jews feel they are free people,” he added.

In Bulgaria, Dr. Eliash continued, the Jews are arranging their domestic affairs after having their rights restored. Jewish life is gradually becoming normal. In occupied Slevakie, local partisans are assisting the Jews, he said. Both in Rumania and Bulgaria the Turkish consulates recognize documents issued by the Jewish Agency and are ready to grant transit visas to Palestine to persons holding such papers. Dr. Eliash disclosed.

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