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Jewish Groups in Bucharest Protest Against Release of Two Pro-nazi Collaborators

Jewish groups today launched a protest with the Rumanian Government against the release of two Jews who acted as officials of the organization established by the pro-Nazi regime in Rumania to sever as liaison agency between the Rumanian authorities and the Jewish population during the period when Rumania was deporting Jews to Transnistria and confiscating Jewish property.

The two, named Gingold and Grossman, were arrested on October 20 on the charge of collaborating with the pro-Nazi Antonescu regime and with the Germans. They were released yesterday despite strong protests by Jewish left-wing parties. The body which they headed was dissolved after the armistice, and the Federation of Jewish Communities, which existed until the Germans entered Rumania, was re-established under the leadership of Dr. William Filderman.