Jewish Shops Damaged in Bucharest As Students Riot; Foil Invasion of Synagogue

Scores of Jewish shops in Bucharest were attacked last night by anti-Semitic students during the celebrations attending the eleventh anniversary of the founding of the student movement. While emergency police measures had maintained order throughout the day nightfall was the signal for a gathering of the students who methodically smashed the windows of every store that had a Jewish name on it.

Considerable damage was caused at the Dudesti and Grivitzei store, the largest Jewish-owned shop in the city. The rioting then spread to other parts of the city as the students sought to invade Jewish houses but were checked by the police. A number of the students were arrested and immediately hailed to court.

While order was reestablished within an hour the students gathered again in an attempt to demonstrate in front of the King’s palace but were dispersed by the police. A delegation of the students to interview cabinet members at that late hour to protest against the severe measures met but with a sharp reproof.

Throughout the day the peace was kept in all parts of the country. In the evening however, Cuzists invaded the Sephardic synagogue in Klausenberg and sought to steal the Torah scrolls. They were immediately arrested by the police. In Czernowitz a crowd of Cuzists invaded the Jewish quarter and began insulting and maltreating passing Jews but were quickly repulsed by the Jews who organized an impromptu self-defense squad.

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