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Jewish Survivors in Transylvania Appeal for Exchange of Interned Jews for Germans

Six thousand Jewish survivors in the part of Transylvania regained by Rumania from Hungary today issued “an appeal to the democratic world” asking for intervention through the International Red Cross in behalf of 140,000 Jews who were deported by the Germans into Germany and Poland when Transylvania was held by German-Hungarian troops.

The appeal urges the Allies to take immediate steps to exchange those of the Jewish deportees who may still be alive for Germans interned in Allied countries. An immediate arrangement to this effect may save many of the deported Jews before they are exterminated by the Gestapo in order to prevent their liberation by the advancing Russian troops, the appeal emphasizes.