BUCHAREST (Feb. 4)
Transylvanian “Saxons,” recently repatriated from Germany by the Allied occupation authorities are organizing anti-Jewish outbreaks in towns throughout the province, it was disclosed today in a memorandum submitted to the Rumanian Government by the Jewish Democratic Committee of Timisoara, on behalf of all Jews in Transylvania.
The note points out that many of the “Saxons” were formerly members of the German Elite Guard. It says that they are working in cooperation with Hungarian fascists and reactionary elements among the local officials. The latter have refused to take any action to curb the recent increase of anti-Semitic incidents in Transylvania, the memorandum charges.
The Ministry of Justice is urged to take strong measures immediately, “because if this situation continues, neither Jewish property nor Jewish lives will be safe.”