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Deputy Landau Asks More Humane Treatment for Jews on Part of Revenue Collectors

The question of the maltreatment of Jews by revenue officials, particularly in Bessarabia, was raised in the Roumanian Parliament today by Deputy Michael Landau.

The Jewish deputy referred at length to the case of a small Jewish trader, Motti Pekl of Kishinev, who was attacked by revenue officials when he insited that he had already paid his taxes, as reported by “Unser Zeit.”

Deputy Landau asked the authorities to conduct an investigation into this case. He also called for more humane treatment in general in connection with tax collections, in view of the hardship suffered by the Jewish population and their imp###