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Irial of 94 Rumanians Charged with Participating in Jassy Pogrom Postponed

The trial of 94 “small fry” accused of participation in the Jassy massacre of 1941, during which 14,000 Jews died, which was scheduled to open today has been postponed following Jewish protests. The 94 were formally charged with “breach of the peace.”

A Jewish delegation, led by Eduard Manolescu, a Jewish deputy, called on Minister of Justice Lucretziu Patrascanu and pointed out that the parliament had classified the pogrom in the category of war crimes. They demanded that all participants be tried together in a special court set up for that purpose. Patrascanu promised to sent the delegation’s demands.