New York (Apr. 15)
For the first time since the cutbreak of the war in Europe, funds can be sent from the United States to relatives and frinds in Rumania, according to an announcement by HIAS, which has just been licensed by the U.S. Treasury Department to transmit funds to that country.
Mechinery to make possible these remittarces was set in motion in November, shartly after the HIAS office in Bucbarest, which had been closed down during the Nazi occupation, was reopened. Funds can be transmitted only to “Old Rumania,” and not to that portion of Rumania under Soviet occupation and control. Not more than $100 per month may be sent to any single individual. Payments of remittances will be made by the HIAS Bucharest Office. Food pacinges to needy individuals in France and Belgium may also be sent through the HIAS.