Roumanian Government Acts to Check Anti-semitic Offenses

In accordance with the recent promises made to the Jewish population in general and to visiting delegations of Jewish leaders by King Carol, the Roumanian government has begun to deal seriously with anti-Semitic excesses and their perpetrators. The ministers of justice and of the interior are ordering drastic police measures and prompt legal prosecution of all offenders in anti-Semitic disturbances.

Indications of this policy are seen in the energetic action in Baltzi where a number of anti-Semitic peasants found guilty of having participated in the recent incidents there have been sentenced to prison, and the report of a government inspector that Baltzi police officials had encouraged the anti-Semitic agitators. Similarly the arrest of Jan Trifan for the desecration of a Jassy synagogue and the establishing of the fact that he was also guilty of last year’s anti-Semitic excesses on the railroads in connection with the students’ congress are seen as further signs of the government’s intention to keep its promise not to tolerate anti-Semitism.

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