Kishinev Paper Gives More Details on Attacks on Jews in Baltza; Police Inactive
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Kishinev Paper Gives More Details on Attacks on Jews in Baltza; Police Inactive

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The Hungarian Telegraphic Agency reports from Bucharest that Jewish members of the Roumanian parliament today introduced to Vaida Voevod, Minister of the Interior, a Jewish deputation who protested against the continued anti-Semitic disturbances in the Baltza district and claimed that the authorities, in spite of the daily occurrences, do not take any measures against the aggressive anti-Semitism.

The deputation from Baltza, where a number of Jews were seriously hurt last week by anti-Semites, charged that the crown prosecutor is considerate to the anti-Semites but is instituting action against the Jews who were attacked, accusing them of creating a public disturbance.

The stories of anti-Semitic excesses in the Baltza district are confirmed in the Kishinev paper, “Bessarabskoyo Slovo,” which has just been received here. The paper says that 20 Jews were seriously hurt. Those injured include Berish Glick, Ben Zion Chuwes, the entire Urman family and a woman, Zipa Katz. The Kishinev newspaper reports that some of the Jews were injured in the streets while others were beaten and stoned in their homes when the Cuzists followed them. Many of those hurt were attacked at Bratianugasse No. 38, where a Christian neighbor who looked Jewish was also attacked.

The paper states that at a protest meeting of Jews, convened the same evening in the Exchange Hall, some of the injured Jews were present. A committee of 20 has been appointed to intervene with Bucharest to ask that the officials be changed because, the paper says, it was proven that police stood by passively while the Cuzists attacked. The police are also said to have disguised their numbers to avoid identification. An audience with King Carol is to be asked by the committee.

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