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Two Roumanian Ministers Have Conflict over the Question of Anti-semitism

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

A controversy has broken out between Octavian Goga, the Roumanian Minister of the Interior, and Dori Popovici, the Minister for Bukowina, on the question of anti-Semitism, the “Czernowitzer Morgenblatt” reports.

Octavian Goga, who has a reputation for his irreconcilable anti-Semitic tendencies and who is cooperating with the Cuzist faction has aroused the indignation of Popovici, who refuses to allow the Cuzist propaganda to continue in Bukowina.

The “Czernowitzer Morgenblatt” writes on this subject: “Thus we see how the Cuzist movement is attempting to flood Bukowina, endangering the peace and tranquility here. This condition can have tragic consequences, eventually if not immediately. We must therefore become posted on the situation to know whether we are being ruled by Cuza through Goga or whether we are being ruled by the administrative office of the Central government.” The paper further quotes a statement made by Prime Minister Averescu on May 23 in Czernowitz in the course of an address wherein he declared:

“Never will I extend my hand to groups whose program demands the incitement of hatred between one people and another. Against groups and parties of this kind there can be only one slogan: ‘Fight them until they are destroyed.’ “

The “Morgenblatt” demands that the government in Bucharest live up to its professions of good will to the Jews and other minorities and its promise to combat the propaganda of the anti-Semitic group.

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