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Nationalist Papers Warn Rumania Not to Hinder Patriarch’s Anti-semitic Activities

NATIONALIST NEWSPAPERS TODAY WARNED THE RUMANIAN GOVERNMENT NOT TO INTERFERE WITH THE ANTI-SEMITIC ACTIVITIES OF PATRIARCH MIRON CHRISTEA, SUPREME ORTHODOX PRELATE IN RUMANIA, WHO HAS CALLED THE JEWS “A PLAGUE” AND DEMANDED THEIR EXPULSION.

THE NEWSPAPER UNIVERSAL HINTED THAT INTERFERENCE WITH THE PATRIARCH’S ANTI-JEWISH AGITATION MIGHT RESULT IN RELIGIOUS DISTURBANCES SIMILAR TO THOSE WHICH OCCURRED RECENTLY IN YUGOSLAVIA OVER THE GOVERNMENT’S SIGNING OF A CONCORDAT WITH THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH.

THE REINTENSIFIED PRESS CAMPAIGN AGAINST THE JEWS CAME AS PATRIARCH CHRISTEA WAS RELIABLY REPORTED TO HAVE SENT A LETTER TO ZELEA CODREANU, LEADER OF THE FASCIST ANTI-SEMITIC IRON GUARD, GIVING HIM HIS BLESSING AND ENCOURAGING HIS ACTIVITIES.

THE NEWSPAPER PORUNCA VREMI, CONDUCTING A BALLOT ON THE QUESTION OF HOW TO GET RID OF THE JEWS, SAID IT HAD RECEIVED REPLIES FROM THOUSANDS, OF WHOM A MAJORITY ADVOCATED CONFISCATION OF JEWISH PROPERTY, CANCELLATION OF JEWS’ CITIZENSHIP AND THE LAUNCHING OF A VAST BOYCOTT CAMPAIGN AGAINST THE JEWS.

IN THE MIDST OF THE ANTI-JEWISH AGITATION, A GROUP OF RUMANIAN WAR INVALIDS, ALL CHRISTIANS, SENT A CONTRIBUTION TO A FUND STARTED BY THE NEWSPAPER CURIERUL ISRAELIT, JEWISH ORGAN, IN BEHALF OF VICTIMS OF RECENT ANTI-JEWISH DISORDERS AT PANCIU.

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