A telegram expressing alarm at reports of recent anti-Jewish excesses in Roumania has been sent to Charles A. Davila, Roumanian Minister to the United States, by Dr. Cyrus Adler, President of the American Jewish Committee. The text of the telegram as given out by Morris D. Waldman, Secretary of the Committee, is as follows :
“For some time past we have received reports of serious outbreaks in Transylvania resulting in physical violence aggravated by reports of failure of authorities to prevent and repress these occurrences. Our Committee would greatly appreciate your informing us whether you have information on this subject and if not whether in accordance with the personal and official assurances to us of His Excellency, Mr. Davila, you will be good enough to communicate by cable immediately with your government for reliable information. Our Committee and constituencies are greatly disturbed over these reports, we are filled with anxiety as to the state of insecurity prevailing among our brethren in your country and would appreciate receiving reliable information of recent occurrences and present situation.”
Last December, Mr. Davila called upon Dr. Adler and discussed with him the condition of the Jewish population in Roumania and reports current at that time of anti-Jewish riots at Cluj and Timisoara. Mr. Davila then assured Dr. Adler that the Government was taking and would in the future take vigorous measures to prevent and suppress all disorders, and protect the Jewish population in its civil and religious rights.