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All Leaders of Roumanian Antisemitic Movement to Be Put on Trial Under Marzescu Law Enacted to Put D

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All the leaders of the antisemitic terrorist movement in Roumania are to stand their trial under the so-called Marzesou Law, enacted by M. Marzescu, when he was Minister of Justice in the Bratianu Government, meaning that they will be dealt with as persons engaged in sedition and the organising of a rising against the Government. The State Attorney demands that Codreanu, Danila, Totu, and the other chiefs of the antisemitic terrorist movement should be kept under close arrest, since they are proved to have been conspiring against the State and its security.

The documents which have been seized at the antisemitic headquarters, it is stated, have revealed that there were twelve battalions of members of the Iron Guard and the Archangel Michael organised on military lines for the purpose of carrying out a coup d’etat to overthrow the Government. Many Government officials are involved and orders for their arrests are being issued.

It has also been found that there was a special women’s battalion, consisting of girl students practising unnatural rites under strict oaths of secrecy, with members of the male organisation. The names are being withheld because some of the girls are the daughters of leading personages, and a terrible scandal is feared.

Another antisemitic march has been prevented in Bessarabia only by the prompt action of the police. The authorities had received information that the peasants of the neighbouring villages incited by agitators had collected to march on Ismael, one of the large cities in the province, to seize the Jewish land other Jewish property and divide it among the peasantry. The authorities issued special instructions making each village police chief personally responsible for any disturbances that might occur.

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