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Rumanian Jews Warned They May Increase Anti-semitism by Taking Government Posts

Rumanian Jews were warned against “hunting for political posts to which they are not entitled,” by Ion Mihalache, vice-president of the Peasant Party, largest opposition party in Rumania, in an address here to a group of students.

Mihalache said that these government jobs “by their very nature are open to abuse,” and reminded the Jews that anti-Semitism was now stronger than ever in Rumania and neighboring countries. He also urged the Jews not to indulge in “revenge by denunciation.”

He drew the attention of the students to the “alarming fact” that since the end of the war large numbers of Jews have entered the country illegally. He appealed to the Jews to help “control” these elements. Apparently referring to the Russian occupation army’s presence, Mihalache warned the students not to indulge in anti-Semitism because it could result in “unpleasant consequences” in internal and external politics. It could also cause Rumania “new great suffering,” he added.