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Rumanian Cabinet Orders the Return of Funds Confiscated from Jewish Organizations

The Rumanian Cabinet has voted to return to Jewish organizations the funds confiscated from them under the previous regims, it was announced today over the Bucharest radio. The broadcast estimated that the organizations concerned will receive 67,000,000 lei, which is $465,000 at the pre-war rate of exchange.

The broadcast also reported that a government commission, under the chairmanship of Minister of Justice Lucretiu Patrascanu, has submitted to the cabinet the final draft of a decree abrogating the racial laws in Rumania. The decree is to apply equally to employees, property-owners and tenants who suffered from the anti-Jewish laws issued by the previous regime, the announcement said.