Menu JTA Search

Rumanian Jews Concerned over Fate of 400 Emigrants Turned Back at Hungarian Border

Jewish quarters here are deeply concerned over the fate of some 400 would be emigrants, some of whom were turned back at the Hungarian border and some of whom were returned after crossing the frontier.

The Jews are now in the border town of Satu-Mare. According to eye-witness accounts they are housed in former military barracks, with men, women and children sleeping together on the bare floor. They are fed only by the local Joint Distribution Committee relief canteen are not getting enough to eat.

Jewish women’s organizations have succeeded in placing many of the children in local Jewish homes and are attempting to find jobs for the men. A recent police ordinance threatened to expel from the town any man who did not have a job.