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Inter-parliamentary Union Again Urged to Intervene for Jews in Roumania

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency Mail Service)

In view of the fact that the ill-treatment of the Jewish population in Roumania has not stopped since the Club of Jewish Deputies in Poland sent its protest against the Roumanian Government to the Inter-Parliamentary Union, Deputy Kirschbraun, the Agudist Lader who is the only member of the Presidium of the Club who is also a member of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, has, on behalf of the Club, sent a further communication to the Union. The Union is urged in the memorandum to intervene with the Roumanian members of Parliament who are members of the Inter-Parliamentary Union that they raise their voices in the Roumanian Chamber against the ill-treatment of the Jews.

Referring to the request for the facts regarding the anti-Jewish excesses in Roumania which was made in the reply of the Inter-Parliamentary Union to the first protest by the Club, Deputy Kirschbraun writes:

“We cannot pass over in silence your remark that it is necessary to provide proofs of the correctness of the charges we have made, and that your intervention with our colleagues of the Roumanian Group depends upon such proof. The Club of Jewish Deputies is not clear as to what proofs you require. The students and those others who have acted with them will certainly not certify in writing that they have taken part in excesses, that they have looted Jewish houses and attacked the peaceful Jewish population. It is obviously impossible also to obtain official accounts which will agree with the facts.

“The whole Jewsh press is giving details of the occurrences, the names of the places and the dates, and copies of the newspapers in question are obtainable in the library of the Union and also in the library of the League of Nations. The fact that Rabbi Zirelson has in protest against the anti-Jewish agitation in Roumania laid down his mandate in the Ronmaian Senate should be known to the Inter-Parlia-mentary Union as well as the fact that our colleague Deputy Wiszlicki has in protest sent back to the Roumanian King the Roumanian decoration which was conferred upon him.

“I think that if the Union wishes to interest itself in the question it will find sufficient material to convince itself that it is essential to call upon the Roumanian members of the Union to take up an attitifde which shall he worthy of the Inter-Parliamenary Union. As a Republican and a Democrat. I think that it is part of the work of the Inter-Parliamentary Union to defend human rights where they are violated by criminal bands and by students who are allowed to carry on their agitation without being punished. In the name of the tdeal of humanity the Club of Jewish Deputies consisting of thiry-four Deputies and twelve Senators, calls upon the inter-Parliamentary Union to take steps to protect its persecuted and oppressed brehren who shed their blood in the war for the welfare of Roumania which is now treating them in this unworthy fashion.”

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