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Rumanian Minister Pledges Jews Will Have Full Rights Restored Under New Law

Rumanian Minister of Justice Lucretiu Patrascanu today gave a written statement to the correspondent of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency assuring him that although Jews in Rumania do not as yet enjoy the rights to which they are entitled under the revived constitution, these rights will soon be fully restored. The statement reads:

“A law will be promulgated shortly, the purpose of which is to abolish all racial legislation. The law will be based on the conception of complete restoration of Jews to their full rights and of real restitution and reintegration. The law is now being prepared by the Ministry of Justice.”

The Bucharest radio today broadcast an announcement of the Ministry of Education stating that diplomas issued by Jewish private schools between September, 1940 and September, 1944 will be considered valid for registration in state schools without further approval by the Ministry. Jewish students who were ousted from universities in Rumania in September, 1940 can re-enter, the announcement said.

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