Peasant Leader Chides Roumanian Government for Pact with the Jews

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

That the Bratianu government is conducting an opportunist policy with regard to the Jewish question in Roumania was maintained by the Roumanian peasant leader, Maniu, in an article published today in the Roumanian newspaper, “Droptarea.”

The article devoted to the Jewish question in Roumania, chides the Roumanian government for the pact recently concluded between the United Roumanian Jews of America and the Roumanian Minister to Washington, George Cretziano on the basis of assurances given by Minister of Foreign Affairs Nicholas Titulescu that the safety of life and property of Roumanian Jews will be guarded.

The Liberal government is very flexible in its attitude toward the Jewish question. It either permits and often promotes anti-Jewish persecution, when the Jews are not needed, or it concludes agreements with individual Jewish societies in the United States, when it seems to be necessary for obtaining a loan, Maniu writes in the article.

“We demand that the equality of the Jews be a permanent feature of Roumania’s attitude, without regard to the occasional favor necessary when a loan is needed, just as it should be a dominating principle, eliminating anti-Jewish persecutions before or after a loan is obtained,” the present leader states.

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