871.4016/116: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Minister in Rumania (Culbertson)

2. For your information only. This morning a delegation, headed by Rabbi Wise and representing the American Jewish Congress and other national Jewish organizations, protested to the Secretary against alleged oppression of Jews in Rumania and asked that this Government intercede with Rumanian Government.

That part of, the press account of the interview which refers to the Secretary’s reply to the delegation and which was textually approved by the Department is as follows:

“The Secretary gave a lengthy and sympathetic hearing to the Delegation and was deeply impressed with the gravity of the allegations submitted. He promised to reply to the Delegation after making a careful study of the considerations set forth. He added that of course he had every sympathy with the ideals of religious liberty and of racial and cultural equality.”