Bucharest is Planning to Put Foot Down on Anti-semitic Iron Guard
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Bucharest is Planning to Put Foot Down on Anti-semitic Iron Guard

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The Liberal government of Premier Ion Duca is contemplating the issuance of a decree on Monday banning the Iron Guard all over Roumania, it was learned here on reliable authority. The Iron Guard is the extremely nationalistic and anti-Semitic political group headed by the notorious anti-Semite, Professor Alexander Cuza.

The decree is the result of the insistence of Nicholas Titulescu, Roumanian Minister of Foreign Affairs, that the existence and the activities of the Iron Guard were shaking confidence in the Roumanian government and making his task as Foreign Minister exceedingly difficult. Minister Titulescu threatened to resign unless the prohibition of the Iron Guard was enforced.

One section of the cabinet, it was learned, was reluctant to order the banning of the Iron Guard, preferring rather to act vigorously against them whenever they broke the peace.


With the advent of the Liberal government of Premier Duca, and his announcement that his government would not tolerate anti-Semitism, the activities of the Iron Guard have increased enormously. Responsibility for the numerous outbreaks against the Jews is laid to them, including the recent riot in Jassy, where many houses in the Jewish quarter were burned, and the military were called out.

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