Bratianu’s Death Creates Uncertainty in Jewish Situation in Roumania

Anxiety Felt in Jewish Circles Concerning Future Developments (Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

The uncertainties of the present political situation in Roumania following the death of Jan Bratianu has also brought about a radical change in the political situation of the Jewish population.

During the first days after the death of Roumania’s dictator, anxiety was felt in leading Jewish circles concerning the developments in the next few months. The authorities, however, have taken strict measures to secure law and order.

As a whole the policy of Jan Bratianu was not too definite with regard to the Jewish question. During the war the Bratianu party was outspokenly anti-Semitic, and in the post war period, although it was not openly anti-Semitic, it has done nothing to prevent the student riots and the movement for a numerus clausus. Recently, during the elections, the agreement between the Bratianu party and the Union of Roumanian Jews led to a promise to fulfill a number of the demands of the Jewish population.

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