BUCHAREST (Jul. 9)
With the blessings of Greek Orthodox priests, 30,000 peasants last night took an oath under the swastika flag of the Fascist party to rid Rumania of Jews. The ceremony was held in the town of Orhei, Bessarabia.
The right-wing bloc was formed recently by Prof. Octavius Goga and Prof. Alexander Cuza.
George Cuza, son of the professor, declared in an address that the world was divided into two groups, the believers and the non-believers in the swastika, of whom the latter represented the “powers of darkness.”
Declaring that the swastika was not German but an old Rumanian symbol, he said that Hitler’s German program had long been advocated by his father for Rumania.
He assailed foreign intervention, declaring that no foreigner had the right to inquire into occurrences in Rumania.
The swastika parties, he asserted, are ready to take over the government.