2,000 Transylvanian Jews, Liberated from Oswiecim, Brought to Their Homes for Passover
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2,000 Transylvanian Jews, Liberated from Oswiecim, Brought to Their Homes for Passover

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More than 2,000 Jewish survivors from the notorious Oswiecim concentration camp will celebrate Passover in their home towns in Northern Transylvania from where they were deported when that part of Transylvania was annexed by the pro-Nazi Hungarian regime.

The liberated group reached Transylvania today from Poland, on special trains sent by the Rumanian Government. Another group of 150 Jews from Oswiecim arrived today in Bucharest. Among them are Jews who were deported to Oswiecim from France, Greece and Yugoslavia.

King Michael today signed a decret reinstating Jewish doctors and chemists dismissed from medical and insurance institutions for “racial reasons,”

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