Reports 1,450 Anti-semitic Incidents in Galatz in Five Months; Only 30 Investigated

There have been 1,450 anti-Semitic incidents in Galatz reported to the local police since the anti-Semitic disturbances began five months ago and only 30 cases have received police attention, the Bucharest daily, Dimineatza, says, in reporting that the agitation shows no let-up while the police take an extremely lukewarm attitude toward it. The Dimineatza charges that M. Amarescu, the chief of police in Galatz, blames the Jews for the disorders and has given instructions to his subordinates to arrest Jews as soon as evidence of disorders are presented.

The guilt of M. Amarescu was revealed after an investigation in Galatz by the general inspector of the ministry of the interior. According to the Dimineatza, the general inspector as well as the leading Galatz members of the government party demanded the dismissal of the police chief but nothing came of this demand because the minister of the interior, Dr. Vayda Voevod, considered this police official useful for converting the activities of the anti-Semites into safe channels.

Commenting on its own report, the Dimineatza points out that since the anti-Semitic police chief of Galatz stiul remains in his post “just as the anti-Semitic cabinet official Tazladanu has retained his job, why then all these investigations if it is known beforehand that they will yield no results?”

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