Dr. Filderman Injured by Cuzists in Bucharest Attack

Anti-Jewish disorders arising partly from animosity between liberal and right-wing newspapers spread throughout the country today resulting in injuries to an unascertained number of Jews, including Dr. William Filderman, president of the Union of Rumanian Jews.

Dr. Filderman was slightly hurt when student members of Prof. Alexander Cuza’s Nazi organization attacked him and other Jewish lawyers at the Supreme Court Building.

Anti-Semitic bands continued to make bonfires of stacks of liberal newspapers in thoroughfares of Rumanian cities. In several places they attacked Jewish passers-by. A number of Jews were injured at Kishinev and Beltz.

Attacks on Jews in Kishinev–scene of a pogrom in 1905 that prompted President Theodore Roosevelt to issue an official protest–resulted in a battle when Jews resisted the assaults. Total casualties were not established, but three persons were in the hospital, including K. Poliakoff and the Cuzist, Anton Zurkin, seriously wounded.

Cuzists attacked and wounded a Kishinev police official who attempted to prevent the burning of liberal papers in the center of the city.

Among the Jews injured in Beltz were Israel Janku, in the hospital with a fractured skull, and Mottil Faisman, who suffered severe chest injuries.

More than sixty anti-Semites, mostly students, were under arrest today in Bucharest alone as incitement by anti-Jewish papers continued. Some papers printed the names of Jews employed by Gentile-owned papers.

Dr. Alexander Vaida-Voived, head of the National Peasants’ Party, published an article today advising youth to refrain from violence. He pointed out that legal measures were possible to oust the Jews from Rumania.

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