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Jewish Emigration from Rumania, Sponsored by “irresponsible” Groups, Alarming Officials

May 15, 1947
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Jewish emigration from Rumania, sponsored by what the Zionist Organization has publicly declared are “irresponsible organizations,” has reached alarming proportions.

The Jewish Democratic Committee today published a statement, which is featured in the entire press, strongly attacking “the criminal agitation for anarchic clandestine emigration.” It quotes an alleged report of the JDC in Hungary to the effect that the relief organizations are unable to assist the constantly increasing number of distressed Rumanian Jews who have sold their belongings at home and crossed into Hungary en route, they hope, to Palestine.

The statement points out that for the first time in modern history the present regime in Rumania has given the country’s Jews full equality and rights and adds that the economic burden resulting from the war is being borne by all citizens equally, and that the Jewish population has no special reasons for apprehension.

Appealing to Jews not to head “this criminal propaganda,” the Committee urges that those wishing to emigrate to Palestine do so in an orderly manner through the competent organizations and in accordance with the law of the land.

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