Rumania Anti-semites Threaten Civil War if National Peasants Party Wins Election

OPEN THREATS OF CIVIL WAR IF THE NATIONAL PEASANTS PARTY ATTAINS POWER IN THE FORTHCOMING ELECTIONS WERE VOICED TODAY BY PROF. OCTAVIAN GOGA, ONE-TIME INTERIOR MINISTER, AND PROF. ALEXANDER CUZA, FATHER OF RUMANIAN ANTI-SEMITISM, IN THE COURSE OF ADDRESSES AT A SESSION OF THE NATIONAL CHRISTIAN PARTY’S GRAND COUNCIL.

“THERE WILL BE REVOLUTION IF THE NATIONAL PEASANTS PARTY, WHICH SOLD ITSELF TO THE JEWS, IS BROUGHT TO POWER,” PROF. GOGA DECLARED. “IF NECESSARY TO USE VIOLENCE, I WILL BE THE LEADER OF THE MOVEMENT. IT IS BETTER TO SHAKE THE COUNTRY OUT OF ITS STAGNATION THAN TO SUFFOCATE.”

SPEAKING IN THE SAME VEIN, PROF. CUZA DEMANDED THE NATIONAL CHRISTIAN PARTY, OF WHICH HE IS CO-LEADER WITH PROF. GOGA, BE RETURNED TO POWER. HE ASSERTED THE TIME HAD COME TO APPLY THE PRINCIPLE OF “ETHNICAL RUMANIANISM,” CITING THE BAR ASSOCIATION’S RECENT ELIMINATION OF JEWS TO PROVE IT WAS POSSIBLE.

COMMENTING ON THE THREATS, THE NEWSPAPER DREPTATEA, ORGAN OF THE NATIONAL PEASANTS PARTY, DECLARED: “THE PRE-REVOLUTIONARY ATMOSPHERE DESCRIBED BY GOGA CONFIRMS THE DESPERATE SITUATION IN WHICH HE FINDS HIMSELF AS A CONSEQUENCE OF HIS CONNECTION WITH ROSENBERG’S BUREAU OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS IN BERLIN. WE ADVISE GOGA TO CALM HIS REVOLUTIONARY ZEAL.”

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