What the Roumanian Premier Said to the Jewish Soldier

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency Mail Service)

The Prime Minister, General Averescu, has received a letter from a Jewish soldier, states the official organ “Indreptarea.” “I have been a soldier for two years,” the soldier writes. “My brothers, my father, my forbears, were all Roumanian soldiers. Would you like to be a Jew in Roumania and see to what injustice the Jews are subjected and nothing done to stop it?”

The “Indreptarca” heading the report, “Who is the Provocator?” then gives the comment made by the Premier in a marginal note on the letter, which reads as follows:

“It would certainly be a misfortune for me to live in another country than that in which my forefathers lived. But in any case I would not write a letter such as this, in which I would put myself in an unfavorable light. I would identify myself loyally with the country which was giving me hospitality.”

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