1,500 Dismissed from Rumanian Universities for Anti-semitism, Fascist Activities
Menu JTA Search

1,500 Dismissed from Rumanian Universities for Anti-semitism, Fascist Activities

Download PDF for this date

About 1,500 instructors and other personnel attached to Rumanian universities have been dismissed as a result of investigations of a special commission to eliminate fascists and anti-Semites from university faculties, it was revealed here today. The commission which began work about a year ago, completed its task recently.

Among the pro-fascists uncovered by the investigators were: Prof. Gheorghe Bratianu, one of the founders of the pro-Hitler Rumanian-German Assocciation; Constantin Bordeiani, leader of an anti-Semitic organization at the Bucharest School of Pharmacy; and Prof. Gregore Popa, an anatomy instructor at the Jascy University, who carried anti-Semitic segregation to such a point that he refused to assign a Jewish medical student to work on the corpse of a Christian used as a study model.

Founding Funders

The digitization of the JTA Archive would not have been possible without the generous support of the following donors:
  • The Gottesman Fund
  • Righteous Persons Foundation
  • Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner, in honor of Norma Spungen
  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Grace and Scott Offen Charitable Fund