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Rumanian Veterans Join Economic War on Jews

“SPIRITUAL MOBILIZATION OF ALL RUMANIANS AGAINST THE VAST JEWISH PLOT WHICH PARALYZES THE NORMAL DEVELOPMENT OF THE ECONOMIC LIFE OF RUMANIA” WAS ORDERED TODAY BY THE INFLUENTIAL NATIONAL SOLDIERS’ FRONT INCLUDING LEADING ARMY OFFICERS AND WAR HEROES.

OTHER EVIDENCES OF INCREASING ANTI-SEMITISM WERE EXCESSES IN THE TRANSYLVANIAN TOWN OF TIGHINA IN WHICH THREE YOUNG JEWS WERE GRAVELY WOUNDED AND SUBMISSION OF A RESOLUTION TO A SCHOOL TEACHERS’ CONGRESS AT CZERNOWITZ DEMANDING DISMISSAL OF ALL JEWISH TEACHERS FROM STATE SCHOOLS.

THE TIGHINA ATTACKS WERE CARRIED OUT BY 30 YOUTHS ARMED WITH REVOLVERS, CROWBARS AND BRASS-KNUCKLES. THEY BEAT MANY JEWS AND BROKE WINDOWS OF JEWISH HOUSES.

THE MOTION BEFORE THE CZERNOWITZ CONGRESS WOULD PERMIT JEWS TO TEACH ONLY IN THEIR CONFESSIONAL SCHOOLS, AND EVEN IN SUCH SCHOOLS RUMANIAN LANGUAGE, HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY WOULD BE TAUGHT ONLY BY “PURE-BLOODED RUMANIANS.”

THE SOLDIERS’ FRONT PROCLAMATION SAID:

“THOSE WHO HAVE HEADED THE ARMY COMMAND DURING THE WAR DEMAND NOW THAT THE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMAND PASS FROM FOREIGN HANDS TO RUMANIAN HANDS. LET US JOIN HANDS IN AN EFFORT TO SHAKE OFF THE CHAINS OF INTERNAL SLAVERY AND OBTAIN SPIRITUAL VICTORY.”

ZELEA CODREANU, SUPREME COMMANDER OF THE FASCIST ANTI-SEMITIC IRON GUARD, ISSUED A DECLARATION ANNOUNCING “THE BEGINNING OF THE COMMERCIAL BATTLE OF THE LEGIONNAIRES” AND ASSERTING THE RUMANIANS HAD IN THE PAST HUNDRED YEARS “LOST OUR ECONOMIC POSITION TO A FOREIGN INVADING RACE.”

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