Vienna (Dec. 9)
Horrible Details of Oradeamare Pogrom Related; 5 Killed, 70 Injured, Besides Great Material Damage; Several Hundred Students Placed Under Arrest on Arrival in Bucharest, Report Says; Filderman Accuses Government of Failure to Prevent Riots; Peasants’ Party Leader Charges Government Instigated Pogroms (Jewish Telegraphic Agency)
The return of the Roumanian students from their anti-Semitic congress in Oradeamare following the anti-Jewish and anti-Hungarian pogrom perpetrated by them there was accompanied by a series of severe anti-Jewish excesses along the route, reports received here from the border state.
Five persons were killed by the pogromists in Oradeamare and seventy were injured. One of the five victims was a Jewish child of six. The child was knifed when it was unable to reply in Roumanian to questions asked by the pogromists.
The special train which carried the anti-Semitic students stopped at all stations where the Jew-baiters left the train to attack every Jew and Hungarian who was to be found in the vicinity. The victims were tortured with cudgels. In many cases knives were used and frequently shots were fired. Old Jews were maltreated, their beards being torn out. The excesses of the returning anti-Semitic students assumed alarming proportions at Jassy where the train stopped. Jewish and Hungarian passengers who were found on the train were thrown out of the windows. The riots in Marmarosz Sziget assumed such magnitude that the authorities were compelled to take measures to protect the Jewish population. A company of infantry was called out to restore order. Severe anti-Jewish riots were also perpetrated by the studems at Clausenburg. There 24 of the pogremists were arested. They will be tried by a military court, it was stated.
Strict censorship was introduced by the authorities, forbidding publication in the Roumanian press of any report concerning the pogroms.