Bucharest (Aug. 29)
“Lasciati ognia speranza voir d’entrate” (Abandon hope, all you who enter here) this fiery and sinister inscription which Dante, the Italian poet of the thirteenth century has indelibly inscribed on the gate of his inferno, described in his classic, “The Divine Comedy”, is the motto of an Anti-Semitic leaflet issued here in many copies in connection with the beginning of the new school year.
The author of the Anti-Semitic leaflet states that Dante, who, as known from other sources, associated himself with Jewish contemporary poets in Italy, was also an Anti-Semite; he described this inferno, only because he wished the Jews to find a boat there.
The leaflet, which is decorated with the Swastika, the emblem of the Anti-Semites, bitterly attacked Roumanian Jews and outlines a full program of their destruction. The Roumanian Jews, the author says, regard the Christians as the servants of the Jewish International, which aims to conquer the world. “It is our task, not to grant to the Jews citizenship rights, to exclude them from the army and expel them from Roumania.