Roumanian Deputy Asks Why No Measures Taken Against Paper Spreading Anti-semitism

A question as to why no measures have been taken against the incitement of the official Cuzist organ in Constanz, the “Stralucidoro,” which has been urging the peasants “to kill the Jews and burn their synagogues” was raised today in Parliament by the Social-Democratic Deputy Lutchian. Minister of Industry Madgearu replied that the matter was within the jurisdiction of the Constanz district attorney but that he would nevertheless draw the matter to the attention of the Minister of Justice.

Quoting M. Lutchian’s interpellation, the Bucharest daily, “Dimineatza”, says that while it does not desire to draw an analogy in the attitude towards the Jews between the Constanz district Attorney and the Jassy police “the happenings of last week do not justify any optimistic expectations as a result of the Minister’s intervention”.

The Jewish paper “Unser Zeit”, published in Kishinev, states that the report of Inspector Coma, who investigated the Targufromos affair recommended the removal of the Jassy police inspector, M. Ganya for his maltreatment of the arrested Jews who were stood in line and photographed with sticks in their hands in order to incite the peasants.

In a number of Bessarabian villages in the vicinity of Kishinev “Unser Zeit” has been confiscated by the authorities. An editorial in “Unser Zeit” vigorously protests against the confiscation declaring that the reason given by the local authorities was that it was not permissible to write anything about Prince Carol. Protesting against this “limited view”, the editorial emphasizes that while it realizes that the confiscation was undertaken at the behest of the local authorities it is regrettable that the government permits such action.

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