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Reparations Will Be Paid Jews for Property Damages, Rumanian Government Says

The Rumanian Government today assured a Jewish delegation leaving for Paris in connection with securing guarantees of equal rights for Jews in former enemy countries, that Rumanian Jews will be paid for property destroyed under the pro-Nazi regime.

High government officials also informed the delegation that a citizenship bill just completed will give special consideration to Jews who failed to obtain citizenship rights after 1918, those deprived of citizenship during the pro-Nazi regime and deportees who have been repatriated since the end of the war. Widows of Jews slain during pogroms or in Nazi deportation camps will be granted full “war widow” rights and benefits.

The delegation included Mishu Benvenisti, chairman of the Zionist organization, Wilhelm Fischer, president of the Rumanian section of the World Jewish Congress, Leopold Fildermann, chairman of the General State Industries, who represents the Jewish Socialists, and M.H. Maxy, representing the Jewish Communists.