Few parents ever faced a more heartbreaking decision than that which last spring confronted Rumanian-born Valeriu Georgescu, a Standard Oil (N.J.) executive, and his wife in New York. For six years—ever since being banned from their native land by its Communist government —they had not seen their two sons. For two years the letters they hopefully addressed to the children back in Rumania had gone unanswered. But when one Christache Zambeti (TIME, June 8), first secretary of the Rumanian Popular Republic Legation in Washington, offered to release the boys if their...

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