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British Board of Deputies Bids Rumania Halt Maltreatment of Jews

The Board of Deputies of British Jews, in a unanimous resolution passed today, expressed its “shock” at the continued reports of mass arrests and harsh prison sentences passed on Rumanian Jews. Breaking its silence on this subject for the first time, the Board also called on the Rumanian authorities “to reverse this policy and take immediate steps to remove the grounds for the reprobation which their oppressive measures have aroused throughout the world.”

The Board also expressed its regret that Rumania had suspended “the humane policy of allowing Jews to emigrate in order to rejoin their families in Israel.”

Earlier, members of the central representative organization of British Jewish expressed their fears as to the fate lying in store for Rumania’s Jewish community.