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Rumanian Cabinet Gets Bill on Pension to Pogrom Victims; Measure Demanded by Jews

A bill to give disabled survivors of pogroms, and widows and orphaned children persons murdered during pogroms, the same pension and other rights as dependents of Rumanian soldiers killed during the late war is now in the hands of the cabinet, the last stage before the measure becomes law, it was learned here today.

The legislation has been one of the chief demands of Rumanian Jewry for the three years since the liberation and its enactment has been promised the Jews by a number of leading governmental figures. The law, which extends the benefits to all other victims of “anti-democratic persecutions,” has been held up until now because of a shortage of funds.