Special Police Patrols Guard Bucharest Against Anti-Semitic Attacks; Debated in Parliament

Special patrols of gendarmerie have been organized by the police prefect here with instructions to arrest immediately all those disturbing the peace. This drastic action follows yesterday’s anti-Semitic disturbances here in which Jews in various parts of the city were maltreated by anti-Semitic students.

While the judicial tribunal of Jassy has confirmed the arrest of the Targufromos Jews for being implicated in last week’s clash with Cuzist students returning from an election victory, the Roumanian parliament was the scene of heated questions and cross-questions concerning the Targufromos incident and the part played in it by Professor Alexander Cuza, anti-Semitic leader, who was recently elected to parliament.

Professor Riskanu of the University of Jassy asked on his own behalf and also in the interests of Professors Mironeash and Boila regarding the Targufromos occurrences, emphasizing that the Jews were not guilty but that Professor Cuza was responsible and demanded a thorough inquiry.

While the Social-Democratic Deputy Jumanka supported Professor Riskanu, Deputy Rang endeavored to throw the blame for the Targufromos affair on the Jews. Professor Cuza charged that the Jews had started the trouble and described the Jewish religion as "criminal" and used the invective "jidani."

Deputy Fagure protested against Professor Cuza’s language and was supported by a majority of the deputies, including the presiding officer, Professor Andrei. Deputy Joseph Fischer declared that there were grave anti-Semitic disturbances in Maramures. The assistant secretary of the interior promised an investigation and punishment for the guilty persons.

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