Punishment of Captain for Handshake with Jew Causes Latter’s Suicide
Menu JTA Search

Punishment of Captain for Handshake with Jew Causes Latter’s Suicide

Download PDF for this date

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

Jancu Fishman, a Jewish soldier in the Roumanian army stationed in Bucharest, committed suicide yesterday. The reason for his suicide, it was declared, was that he was sentenced to four days disciplinary confinement. However, in a letter left by Fishman he declares that the reason for his suicide was that he was subjected to persecutions because he was a Jew.

In his letter Fishman relates that the colonel of his regiment sentenced a captain in the regiment to several days disciplinary confinement because he “conducted himself unworthily by shaking hands with a Jew,” referring to Fishman.

Founding Funders

The digitization of the JTA Archive would not have been possible without the generous support of the following donors:
  • The Gottesman Fund
  • Righteous Persons Foundation
  • Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner, in honor of Norma Spungen
  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Grace and Scott Offen Charitable Fund