Scrolls of the Law Thrown on Bonfire by Roumanian Antisemites: Jewish Deputy Landau Returning from J
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Scrolls of the Law Thrown on Bonfire by Roumanian Antisemites: Jewish Deputy Landau Returning from J

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How members of the antisemitic Iron Guard Organisation had dragged ten Scrolls of the Law out of the Jassy Synagogue and burnt them on an auto-da-fe, while the gendarmes stood by and looked on, was graphically described in Parliament to-day by Deputy Michael Landau, one of the Deputies of the Jewish Parliamentary Party, who has just returned from Jassy, when he addressed the Chamber to demand that this outrage to Roumanian Jewry should be avenged by the Government.

The Government is against all disturbers of the peace, the Prime Minister, Professor Jorga, claimed in his reply, but the Government is also against this method of describing in detail the wrongs that have been committed, with the intention of creating a breach between the citizens of the country.

I only want satisfaction, Deputy Landau answered, and the enforcement of sanctions by the Government which will prevent the recurrence of such outrages.

Two Deputies of the Liberal Party, Professor Mircea-Djuvara and Professor Bogdan-Duica, also spoke in strong condemnation of the anti-Jewish excesses in Jassy.

Deputy Zelea Codreanu, the leader of the Iron Guard Organisation, tried to speak, but he was howled down.

In the Senate, Chief Rabbi Senator Dr. Niemirover, the official representative of the Jewish faith in the Roumanian Parliament, protested in the name of the Jewish religious community against the sacrilege which had been committed in Jassy, pointing out that the effect of such outrages is most harmful to the good name of the Roumanian State.

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