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Diplomats in Rumania Believe Jewish Emigration May Be Resumed

The New York Times, in a cable from its correspondent in Bucharest, reported today Western diplomats there hope the Rumanian Government “will soon permit the resumption of Jewish migration to Israel on a sizable scale.” The hopes are based on a belief that the same “humanitarian consideration” that caused the Bucharest regime to facilitate the migration earlier would bring about its resumption,” the report said.

“Particular concern is felt for the 14,000 Jews who had made all the necessary preparations to leave but were caught by the slowdown,” the Bucharest cable stated. “These people had already given up their Rumanian citizenship and disposed of their property. Now they are caught hanging in mid-air,” one diplomat said. “They have no jobs and no homes of their own.”