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20,000 Rumanian Jews Stranded in Russia Because of Bucharest’s Failure to Speed Re-entry

January 10, 1947
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About 20,000 Rumanian Jews are stranded in the Soviet Union awaiting repatriation because of the failure of the Rumanian legation there to speed the issuance of re-entry visas, it was learned today. Among them are 6,000 from Northern Transylvania who were sent to the Russian front during the war as slave laborers and captured by the Red Army.

A communication from the Swedish branch of the World Jewish Congress received here discloses that Sweden has signified its willingness to admit relatives of Rumanian Jews now residing in the country. The Swedish Government will accept applications from parents over 60, children under 16 and husbands and wives.

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