Anti-semitic Official Removed from Office and Arrested; Hear Interior Minister to Resign
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Anti-semitic Official Removed from Office and Arrested; Hear Interior Minister to Resign

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M. Tazladanu, chief secretary in the office of the minister of the interior, whose house was raided Saturday by the police in an endeavor to establish his connections with the anti-Semitic leaders, has been impeached, removed from office and placed under arrest in his home by the state’s attorney. He will not be permitted to leave his home without a permit from the police who are now maintaining a 24-hour watch on his residence.

The definite charge against him is that he utilized his position in the ministry of the interior to furnish funds to Zelea Codreanu, anti-Semitic leader, while the latter was in jail, the funds being used to maintain connections with his followers in Jassy, Tazladanu, who was considered the right hand man of minister of the interior Vayda Voevod, has never denied his leadership of the anti-Semitic students. A further investigation is being made of his activities in subsidizing the work of the anti-Semitic students.


Tazladanu’s anti-Semitic connections, which had been suspected, were uncovered when he was reported strangely missing after the attack on Dr. Constantin Angelescu, assistant minister of the interior. Dr. Vayda Voevod, in explaining Tazladanu’s connection with the department, said that he knew of his aide’s anti-Semitic affiliations but he had nevertheless invited him to act as chief secretary in order to pacify the anti-Semitic organizations and at the same time to learn through Tazladanu the inside details of their plans.

Today’s papers here are all discussing Tazladanu’s role in the anti-Semitic movement, the opposition press in particular severely attacking Dr. Vayda Voevod for keeping such a notorious anti-Semitic leader as his aide for two years. Some of the papers urge that no exception be made of Tazladanu and they ask that Premier Maniu have him arrested. The opposition papers referring to Tazladanu as “Vayda Voevod’s anti-Semite” call on the Prime minister to arrest this “child of Vayda.”

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