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Rumanian Minister of Religion Pledges Freedom of Worship for All Citizens

Minister of Religious Affairs Rev. Constantin Burdurcea yesterday told a conference of 60 rabbis from Poland, Hungary, Czechoslovakia and Rumania that the Rumanian Government would see to it that all citizens were assured freedom of religion.

The conference adopted resolutions urging the rebuilding of destroyed Jewish communities in Transylvania, stressing that assistance from world Jewry was needed for that purpose; proposing that a commission be sent to all former Nazi camps to determine as accurately as possible who had been killed there in order that the present uncertain status of many Jewish women whose husbands have disappeared may be cleared up, and appealing to the democratic powers to give Palestine to the Jews.

The assembled rabbis sent greetings to Marshal Joseph Stalin, King Michael, Rabbi Stephen S. Wise, Chief Rabbi Isaac Herzog of Palestine, and to the Jewish community of Palestine.