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200 Rumanian Leaders Back Anti-semitic Paper

A sensation was created today in Jewish circles when the leading anti-Semitic daily, Universul, occupied its entire front page with a letter from Patriarch Miron Christea, supreme head of the Greek-Orthodox church, congratulating the editor on his policy.

The letter also bore the signatures of 200 persons outstanding in Rumania life and culture, many of whom were hitherto believed to be opposed to racial discrimination.

“The newspaperman is the mouthpiece of his race,” the letter said. “This attribute gives him the means to understand and the right to interpret it. Jewry, which does not possess this race attribute, is an intruder who dishonors the profession by talking the language which is not that of our heart, and by advocating ideas which are foreign to our religion and to our way of understanding things.”

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