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Bulgarian Deputies Object to Adoption of Anti-jewish Legislation

Adoption by the Bulgarian parliament of anti-Jewish measures based on the Nuremberg laws was marked by opposition on the part of many of the deputies, it was revealed here today.

Deputies Muschanov and Andrejikov objected to the passage of any anti-Semitic legislation as a matter of principle, while Prof. Petrko Stanjnov charged that such legislation was unconstitutional. Interior Minister Grabovski, however, replied to these protests with a sharp attack on the Jews.

Among the victims of the Bulgarian “economic aryanization” measures are M. Moskowitch, a Jew from Sofia, and Jacques P. Gromino, a Belgian Jew who was manager of the Kestisoff Match Company. They are both on trial in Sofia now charged with attempting to evade the provisions of the laws.