Rumanian Government Appoints Commission to Deal with Restoration of Jewish Property

The Rumanian Cabinet today appointed a commission to draft a law covering restoration of confiscated property to Jewish owners. Until today nothing had been undertaken to restore Jews to their pre-war economic status.

The International Red Cross today indicated that it has accepted, in principle, a proposal that an organization of Jewish youth be formed in Rumania to accompany troops into regained Transylvanian territory to organize relief for surviving Jews. The proposal was made by Dr. Ernest Marton, former Jewish member of the Rumanian parliament who is now the chairman of the Relief Committee for Jewish Refugees from Poland and Hungary.

There are in Rumania at present 1,300 Jewish refugees from Poland and a similar number from Hungary. Each of them receives about eight dollars a month from the Jewish relief committee. The same amount is also given to about 1,000 Jewish repatriates from Transnistria. The situation of these refugees is precarious. The relief committee has, therefore, sent an appeal to the Joint Distribution Committee asking for increased relief as well as for a single grant of fifty dollars for each refugee to be spent exclusively for winter clothing.

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