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Allied Missions Asked to Warn Germany Against Persecution of Transylvanian Jews

A joint delegation representing the Jews of northern Transylvania, formerly occupied by Hungary, and the Rumanian section of the world Jewish Congress, today submitted a memorandum to the Russian, British and American missions here, urging that the Allied Governments act to save the Transylvanian Jews who were deported to Poland and Germany prior to liberation of the territory by the Red Army.

The memorandum requested that the Allied Governments inform the German and Hungarian authorities that unless persecution of the surviving Transylvanian Jews ceases, retaliation will be taken against German and Hungarian nationals residing in Allied countries. It also asked that the Germans be requested to exchange women, children and old people for their nationals being held by the Allies. The Allied missions were also urged to allow a Jewish delegation to visit liberated countries to identify and assist deported Transylvanian and Rumanian Jews who may be found there.

The Jewish groups, at the same time, submitted a memorandum to the legations of Switzerland, Sweden, Spain and Portugal, requesting that these neutral governments inform the Germans that they are willing to take under their protection all Jewish women and children deported from northern Transylvania and to offer them havens if they are released.

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