Bucharest (Feb. 25)
The Jewish Telegraphic Agency has sent a special correspondent to Rumania to investigate reports of the growing danger of the Jewish position there.
The Jewish situation in Rumania is becoming very serious. Anti-Semitism is growing on all sides. Practically every party in Rumanian political life has become anti-Semite. There are strong anti-Semitic tendencies in the two largest parties, the Liberal Party, which is now the Government, and the National Peasant Party, which was its predecessor in the Government.
The assassination of Ion Duca, Liberal Prime Minister, was one of the greatest calamities for Rumania, and for the peaceful development of the country which alone can assure the security of the Jewish population. The present Prime Minister, M. Tatarescu, is anxious to maintain the principles of the party, but he is a young man and there is a growing pressure of anti-Semitic feeling in the party.
Marshal Avarescu, leader of the National Party, and M. Goga, the-anti-Semitic ex-Minister of the Interior, have organized on anti-Semitic lines. The Cuzist Party is winning increased support. The Iron Guard is continuing its anti-Semitic activity. It is now headed by Motza, who was the Rumanian delegate to the recent International Fascist Conference at Montreux.
The German minority has developed a big National Socialist movement, and German anti-Semitic propaganda is flooding the country. All parties are being infected by Hitlerist ideology, and the movement to eject the Jews is growing to tremendous proportions. The tendency in Rumania is to go even further than Hitler Germany has gone, because in Germany the Aryan Paragraph is by legislation limited to State and public offices and the liberal professions, economic life being untouched. So far as legislation is concerned, therefore, the Jews in Germany, though hampered by
The Jewish Telegraphic Agency has sent a special correspondent to Rumania to investigate reports of the growing danger of the Jewish position there.This is the first of a series of two articles written by the correspondent summarizing the present Jewish situation in Rumania.