Rumania Continues to Hamper Emigration of Jews to Israel

The difficulty Rumanian Jews are encountering in obtaining exit visas continues to keep down the number arriving here. For the third successive time, the Rumanian immigrant vessel Transylvania arrived today with considerably fewer passengers than it can accommodate. The latest group numbers 859. It is composed mostly of elderly people.

(An official announcement issued this week in Bucharest said that about 55,000 Jews in Rumania are presently employed in machine, metal and other heavy industries, Many Jews are working in the management, engineering and technical levels of these industries, but most are skilled craftsmen, the announcement added.)

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