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British Government Making Enquiries About Bronstein Torturing by Roumanian Police: Foreign Secretary

Colonel Josiah Wedgwood asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs in the House of Commons this afternoon whether he could obtain any information from His Majesty’s Minister at Bucharest or through the League of Nations as to the torturing by the police of the Jew Samson Bronstein.

Captain Eden, the Under-Secretary for Foreign Affairs, answered:

I have received no official confirmation of this allegation, but the Foreign Secretary has instructed His Majesty’s Minister at Bucharest to furnish him with a report.

Mr. Bracken (Conservative member for Paddington) intervened to suggest that it was a waste if money to put down questions regarding the treatment of individual foreign nationals.

We have responsibilities under the Peace Treaty for minorities in many countries, Captain Eden reminded him in his reply.